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Primary Health Care 2: Primary Health Care Practice NUR357

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart


Primary Health Care 2 advances your understanding of the diversity of primary health care and the range of ways nurses engage and work with individuals, groups and communities to improve and maintain health. Ways of engaging a strengths-based nursing approach in primary health care practice are analysed. You will explore the potential for integration of research and evolving health and digital technology into practice. Primary health care principles of social justice, equity, empowerment, interprofessional collaboration and participation in decision making are examined. Practice relating to the identification of health needs and interventions associated with health literacy, the development of health education programs and education resources are appraised.


Unit name Primary Health Care 2: Primary Health Care Practice
Unit code NUR357
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Diana Guzys
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 17/1/2022 3/2/2022 27/2/2022 10/4/2022
Nursing Study Period 3 29/8/2022 15/9/2022 9/10/2022 20/11/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Determine ways in which nurses may enact primary health care principles.
  • Appraise engagement of strength-based practice in primary health care.
  • Analyse how health needs may be identified in community settings.
  • Design appropriate health promotion interventions in response to an identified need.
  • Produce evidence-informed information using a variety of media which is suitable for a general consumer audience.
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
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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NUR134 Primary Health Care 1: Introduction to Primary Health Care


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 Education Resource (30%)|Essay - Primary Health Nurse Role (40%)|Strengths-based Plan (30%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Guzys, D., Brown, R., Halcomb, E. and Whitehead, D., 2021. An introduction to community and primary health care. Cambridge University Press


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Lind C & Smith D, 2008, Analysing the State of Community Health Nursing: Advancing from Deficit to Strengths-Based Practice Using Appreciative Inquiry, Advances in Nursing Science Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 28–41.  

Mitchell, G.J., Cross, N., Wilson, M., Biernacki, S., Wong, W., Adib, B. and Rush, D., 2013. Complexity and health coaching: synergies in nursing. Nursing research and practice, Vol. 2013. 

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