Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will expand on your existing public health knowledge and skills within a community based child, family and community nursing context. The links between economic inequality and child health and the promotion of optimal development of young children through social justice strategies will be explored within a primary health care framework, and applied to maternal and child health practice. This subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and online virtual classrooms via ZOOM.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HGCFCN


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPromoting Health: The Primary Health Care ApproachRecommendedTalbot & Verrinder, 2018 (6th Ed)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the application of Primary Health Care principles in community maternal and child health care practice.

Online activity; written exercise

02. Differentiate between Primary Health Care strategies in community nursing to determine their appropriate application

Online activity;

03. Design culturally inclusive interventions appropriate to community maternal and child health care using the social model of health

Online learning activity; written exercise

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 06-24, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.
"4 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules via LMS (12 modules)."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 23
Four 1.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 23 and delivered via online.
"4x1.5-hour online virtual classroom, via ZOOM"

Problem Based Learning Week: 06 - 17
Twelve 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.
"Contribution to online forum (1 hour per week for each of 12 modules)"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word written assessment30 01, 02, 03
One 2500-word written assessment50 01, 02, 03
One 1500-word equivalent reflective presentation, using specified mediaDesk-top identification and review of community groups.20 01, 02, 03