You will be introduced to primary health care philosophy and practices, with emphasis on working with individuals, groups and communities to promote and maintain optimum health. Health promotion principles, practices and contemporary research are introduced. Health and health care are contextualised through an introduction to the Australian health care system with a comparison to global health care systems. You will compare the social and biomedical models of health and explore population health and the role of epidemiology for informed decision making through discussion of the national health priorities. Health equity and the influence of social determinants of health are examined, with attention to vulnerable populations and culturally safe practice.
|Unit name||Primary Health Care 1: Introduction to Primary Health Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Diana Guzys|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Nursing Study Period 3||9/9/2024||30/9/2024||21/10/2024||1/12/2024|
|Nursing Study Period 1||29/1/2024||21/2/2024||14/3/2024||28/4/2024|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Evaluate differences between the biomedical and social models of health with a primary health care lens.
- Examine population health and the role of epidemiology through a discussion of the national health priorities.
- Analyse the relationship between health equity and the social determinants of health.
- Apply health promotion concepts across a range of health care settings.
- Communicate relevant information using appropriate academic writing skills and conventions.
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This unit is delivered in a blended delivery mode comprising of face-to-face intensives as well as content delivered 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. You can interact with the online content at any time, which will be in a modularised format. Online tutorials/webinars will provide further opportunity to engage with
All Intensives in the Bachelor of Nursing Science are condensed face to face campus experiences. Intensives are usually scheduled between Monday and Friday (see individual unit calendars). Intensives provide an opportunity for -student engagement, networking with staff and peers, intra-professional and inter-professional learning opportunities and engaging with guest speakers. Intensives are designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop your skills in the practice of nursing. The Intensives provide a key role in facilitating the development of your skills, knowledge and understanding. This is in preparation for both your upcoming Professional Experience Placements and your ongoing engagement in the Bachelor of Nursing Science.
Attendance at PEP is mandatory.
In the interests of both personal and public safety, as a registered nursing student with AHPRA you have a professional responsibility and duty as part of your regulatory obligations to ensure the provision of safe and effective nursing care to the public. Therefore, your attendance at intensives is required and non-attendance will result in the cancellation of PEP and a delay in course completion. Whilst the unit provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives.
|Assessment||Interview Analysis (20%)|Health Promotion Plan Presentation (35%)|Case Study (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Guzys, D, Brown, R, Halcomb, E & Whitehead, D 2021. An introduction to community and primary health care, 3rd edn, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne.
Recommended Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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