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Coffs Harbour Session 1 Session 1
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A
Lismore Session 1 Session 1

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Pre-requisites

BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy AND {NRS10734 - Formation Based Learning: Skills Platform for Nursing Practice OR (NRS10451 Clinical Nursing I AND NRS10463 Clinical Nursing II)}

Unit aim

Builds upon knowledge and skills relevant to a wide range of primary care cases, and demonstrate competence in laboratory sessions prior to professional experience placement. First in a series of four units.

Unit content

  • Models of health education & promoting health literacy
  • Principles of client learning
  • Principles of disease & models of disease prevention
  • Models of injury prevention & harm reduction
  • Primary health care & models of health promotion
  • Community needs assessment & capacity building
  • Health maintenance for older people
  • Health maintenance for those suffering a mental illness
  • Health maintenance for Indigenous Australians
  • Interventions in the home
  • Writing a health promotion proposal

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Describe and discuss the principles of health education, health promotion, and primary health care
2 Demonstrate principles and strategies to conduct an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the client at home and in the community.
3 Design a health intervention program that uses evidence-based practices to guide health promotion to vulnerable populations
4 Demonstrate problem solving, hazard and risk assessment and decision making skills that respond to clinical challenges in a community environment
5 Demonstrate interpersonal skills, skills in multidisciplinary team work and competence in cultural safety.
6 Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to ANMC Competency Standards

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and discuss the principles of health education, health promotion, and primary health care
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. Demonstrate principles and strategies to conduct an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the client at home and in the community.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. Design a health intervention program that uses evidence-based practices to guide health promotion to vulnerable populations
    • GA7:
  4. Demonstrate problem solving, hazard and risk assessment and decision making skills that respond to clinical challenges in a community environment
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills, skills in multidisciplinary team work and competence in cultural safety.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to ANMC Competency Standards
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.