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This Unit aims to develop the student’s advanced knowledge, skills and analysis of primary health care (PHC). Students will develop knowledge and skills in critical thinking and in the application of PHC research to practice, with a focus on addressing health inequities. The epidemiological base for population health will be utilised to assist primary health care nurses to collaborate effectively with their clients and communities. Students will explore a range of factors necessary for advancing health and wellbeing in the primary health care space including: community profiles, health statistics, the social correlates of health, health literacy and health policy.

Summary 2020

Unit name Primary Health Care 1
Unit code CNA554
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Pauline Marsh

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 060301

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Teaching Pattern

This unit is fully online.


Assessment Task 1: Quizzes 15%,

Assessment Task 2: Client and Community Profile (40%), 2,000 words (excluding tables and graphs)

Assessment Task 3: Critical Review Essay (45%), 2,500 words.

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