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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



Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

PG Single Unit of Study






Tier 2

Prescribed text:

Keleher, H, MacDougall, C & Murphy, B 2007, Understanding health promotion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.

Keleher, H & MacDougall, C 2011, Understanding health, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.

Co-ordinated by: TBA



Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 


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Units commencing in 2018

Tier 1$2,100
Tier 2$2,420
Tier 3$2,800
Tier 4$3,375

*Fees are subject to change without notice.