Primary health care encompasses many diverse areas of practice for nurses – for example community nursing, occupational health, general practice and community outreach programs. This unit of study will examine the nurses’ role in primary health care through exploring the students’ application of the social determinants of health in the context of the community use and social and government policy responses. Collaborative models, stakeholder participation and health promotion activities are explored. This unit of study explores the professional issues that impact on the primary health nurse, the use of information management and the provision of clinical care using evidence based guidelines and frameworks.
|Primary Health Nursing|
|Unit of study code||265|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Prescribed texts||Keleher, H & McDougall, C 2016, Understanding health, 4th edn, Oxford University press, South Melbourne, VIC.|
|Co-ordinated by||Sue Mapletoft MACN
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: What is primary health care?||a) discuss the social determinants of health and analyse how primary health care can contribute to greater equity in health outcomes||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||1, 5|
|Theme 2: Determinants of health and health services||b) evaluate contemporary models of primary health care nursing and analyse their use in a range of contexts||Assessment 2: Short answer essay||10%||4|
|Theme 3: Health policy and services||c) critically appraise the integration of primary health care principles in public health policy||Assessment 3: Essay||30%||6|
|Theme 4: Health promotion principles||d) explain the importance of stakeholder participation and outline strategies for improving stakeholder involvement in healthcare planning and management||Assessment 4: Case analysis||50%||10|
|Theme 5: Illness prevention and health promotion||e) analyse the role of the ‘primary health’ nurse in illness prevention and chronic disease management and how this can be applied in clinical practice|
|Theme 6: Primary health care and chronic illness||f) describe the principles of health promotion and apply them to the development of health promotion activities.|
Primary Health Nursing (265) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.