Courses & Units

Primary Health Care 1: Introduction to Primary Health Care NUR134

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Primary Health Care 1: Introduction to Primary Health Care
Unit code NUR134
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Melanie Eslick
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International International Domestic 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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023
Nursing Study Period 3 18/9/2023 9/10/2023 30/10/2023 10/12/2023

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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
educators and peers and consolidate your knowledge of the online presentations and readings. The format and content of these sessions will be advertised through MyLO announcements.

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.

AssessmentHealth Promotion Plan (35%)|Interview Analysis (20%)|Case Study (45%)
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Textbooks

Required

Guzys, D, Brown, R, Halcomb, E & Whitehead, D 2021. An introduction to community and primary health care, 3rd edn, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne.

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