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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to explore primary health care in relation to promoting the health of individuals, families and communities. Principles of primary health care, health education, public health and health promotion will be explored with a focus on vulnerable populations. 

Unit content

  • Primary Health Care
    • The context of primary care nursing
    • The role of the nurse in primary health care
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Health education
    • Health literacy
  • Cultural safety, cultural awareness and cultural competency in primary health care settings
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health inequalities in Australia and globally
  • Health maintenance for vulnerable populations
    • Homeless
    • Elderly
    • Indigenous
    • Mental health
    • Disability
    • Refugee
  • The health of families in the community
    • Child and family health
    • Supporting carers
    • Child protection and domestic violence screening
    • Elder abuse
  • The professional role of the nurse working in the community:
    • Patient-centred care
    • Interprofessional, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary care
    • The nurse navigator
    • Digital health
  • Preparation for PEP4

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically review the role of the nurse in primary care settings within a primary health care framework
2 demonstrate knowledge and skills required to support vulnerable populations within a variety of primary care settings
3 demonstrate critical thinking skills for safe and competent nursing practice in primary care settings
4 investigate approaches used to work with the consumer and other health professionals to provide patient-centred care in primary care settings

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

  1. critically review the role of the nurse in primary care settings within a primary health care framework
  2. demonstrate knowledge and skills required to support vulnerable populations within a variety of primary care settings
  3. demonstrate critical thinking skills for safe and competent nursing practice in primary care settings
  4. investigate approaches used to work with the consumer and other health professionals to provide patient-centred care in primary care settings

Prescribed texts

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