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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 a comprehensive understanding of nursing interventions that facilitate health maintenance and restorative health of individuals and communities. Students further develop assessment, screening, clinical skills and cultural safety relevant to working with clients in a range of primary care settings. Problem-solving and decision-making skills, that respond to clinical challenges, will be developed in primary and secondary nursing interventions with priority population groups to provide person-centred care.

Unit content

  • Physical and mental health wellbeing
  • Culturally sensitive nursing care
  • Person and home assessment
  • Risk assessment and nursing practice in a Primary Care Setting
  • Public health-epidemiology, pandemic and disaster management (infection control)
  • Disease and injury prevention
  • Work, health and safety
  • Building healthy communities
  • Community-based screening programs
  • Complex wound assessment & management
  • Medication compliance, polypharmacy and documentation
  • Subcutaneous infusions
  • Maintaining health through nutrition
  • Pain Management in the home
  • Awareness of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Life limiting conditions and palliation in the community – a holistic approach
  • Approaches to physical and mental health rehabilitation
  • Women’s and men’s health including Sexually Transmitted Infections 

 

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 apply knowledge in developing person-centred nursing care for health maintenance and restorative health across population groups
2 develop a comprehensive and integrative approach to assessment in primary health care settings
3 apply problem-solving and decision-making skills in providing patient-centred care that address health maintenance and restorative health and associated clinical challenges in primary care settings

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

  1. apply knowledge in developing person-centred nursing care for health maintenance and restorative health across population groups
  2. develop a comprehensive and integrative approach to assessment in primary health care settings
  3. apply problem-solving and decision-making skills in providing patient-centred care that address health maintenance and restorative health and associated clinical challenges in primary care settings

Prescribed texts

  • McMurray, A & Clendon, J, 2014, Community Health and Wellness: Primary Health Care in Practice, 5th edn, Elsevier, Sydney. ISBN: 9780729541756 .
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.