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Primary Health Care 2 CNA555


This unit will explore Primary Health principles, philosophy, approaches, and frameworks for working in a variety of roles providing health care for the community across the lifespan. This subject will expand students’ understanding of primary health care in the context of cultural and social diversity in order to generate real solutions for building lasting change in diverse health systems. The content also enables students to develop skills in developing and sustaining an adaptable culturally sensitive approach to planning and managing health services when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, marginalised and vulnerable groups. Students will begin to develop enhanced leadership and communication skills for working in multi-disciplinary teams and planning and evaluating health promotion activities.


Unit name Primary Health Care 2
Unit code CNA555
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Diana Guzys
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse contemporary models of primary care that meet the specialised needs of individuals and groups to optimise health outcomes;
  • Critically appraise the contribution of health promotion and preventative health strategies in promoting health outcomes;
  • Plan and apply the concepts of health promotion/education, health maintenance and disease prevention across the life span, and within different cultures and populations;
  • Identify and apply evaluation strategies to primary health services and resources that support the management of a client with diverse/complex health care needs
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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Teaching Pattern

Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentShort Answer Questions (15%)|Primary health care plan: A Multidisciplinary Strategy (45%)|Online Presentation (40%)
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Guzys, D., Brown, R., Halcomb, E. and Whitehead, D., 2020. An introduction to community and primary health care. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781108797832

Baum, F 2019, Governing for Health: Advancing Health and Equity through Policy and Advocacy, Oxford Press, USA.


Clendon, J & Munns, A (eds) 2018, Community Health and Wellness: Primary Health Care in Practice. 6th edn, Elsevier, Australia.

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