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Foundations of Health and Wellbeing in the Community CNA515



The aim of this unit is to apply contemporary evidence based knowledge to the context of health care practice in the community. Using a bioecological model and a strengths perspective, this unit will explore the determinants of health and wellbeing for people and communities. Major biological determinants to be explored include the influence of personal behaviour, attributes and genetics; major ecological determinants include political, environmental, social and familial factors. This unit will also explore how community based nursing practice can respond to these determinants of health and wellbeing across the lifespan. The concept of practice development will be explored as a means of translating research evidence into evidence based nursing practice in the community.


Unit name Foundations of Health and Wellbeing in the Community
Unit code CNA515
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Lindsay Smith

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060307

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

fully online


Assessment One :case stud yand written report (2000 words) 50%; Assessment two: written paper and tool critique (2000 words) 50%

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