Courses & Units

Primary Health Care 1 CNA554


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.


Unit name Primary Health Care 1
Unit code CNA554
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Miss Kristy Cooper
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate deep understandings of primary health care principles;
  • Identify and articulate correlations between health outcomes and political, social, cultural and economic contexts;
  • Critically appraise the role of health promotion, anticipatory health and other preventative health strategies;
  • Integrate primary health care theory into practice.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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AssessmentPrimary Health Care Principles Quiz (15%)|Client and Community Profile Report (45%)|Critical Review Essay (40%)
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Guzys, D, Brown, R, Holcomb, E & Whitehead, D 2017, An introduction to Community and Primary Health Care, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

McMurray, A & Clendon, J 2018, Community Health and Wellness: Primary Health Care in Practice, 6th edn, Elsevier Health Sciences, Chatswood. (electronic version available from UTAS library)

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