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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will consider the diversity of contemporary nursing roles and practice through the exploration of comprehensive primary healthcare. This approach involves health promotion, community development and advocacy. Through seminars, lectures, workshops and a clinical practicum you will have opportunities to integrate and apply biomedical, behavioural and social approaches in the provision of person-centred care for individuals and communities. The primary healthcare principles will be emphasised, you will explore the complexities of health policy and systems and consideration will be given to how personal values impact on health practice and mobilisation of community resources. Students will consider the ways in which nurses can act as global citizens in their contribution to sustainable health care systems through innovative evidence based primary healthcare. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject you will be expected to complete a range of written, verbal and clinical assessments within the teaching period.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMonica Peddle

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HBNGEW, HBNGEB, HBNGE, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNENW, HBNENB, HBNEN, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENK, HZNMD, HZNMDB, HBNPGW, BEBN2, HBNPRG, HSBNCW, BEBND2, HSBNC, HBNCM, HBNCP and must have passed one of NSG2ANB or NSG2ACB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents wishing to undertake this subject prior to the normal progression sequence, must seek coordinator approval before enrolling.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Introduction to community and primary health care

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorGuzys, Brown, Halcomb and Whitehead



PublisherCambridge University Press


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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply critical understanding of the impact of social and environmental determinants of health and illness
02. Explore the impact of primary health care principles on health care outcomes locally and internationally
03. Articulate the difference between primary care, selective primary health care and comprehensive primary health care.
04. Apply primary health care principles to contemporary nursing practice to develop targeted health projects.
05. Utilise health coaching techniques to promote health with individuals, groups, and populations to promote health

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