NURS 1017 Primary Health Care in Action

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401001

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Description This unit introduces nursing and midwifery students to Primary Health Care (PHC) as a social model of health and a World Health Organization (WHO) strategy for achieving just and humane health care. The unit explores the impact and relevance of PHC as a framework for organising an Australian health care system that decreases health inequities and optimises the health of all people. Students will examine the dimensions of PHC that assist in establishing collaborative partnerships in which people are supported to take responsibility for their health, including members of culturally diverse groups.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 - Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 - Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online or 4684 - Bachelor of Midwifery.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the principles and practices of primary health care including health promotion, prevention and screening, early intervention, treatment, and management
  2. Identify regional, national, and global health priority areas in primary health care to inform evidence based practice
  3. Explain factors that affect, or potentially affect, the health and wellbeing of people and populations to determine priorities for action and/or for referral
  4. Analyse issues that impact culturally safe health care for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in urban, rural, and remote community settings
  5. Discuss strategies that promote health literacy and community support to optimise health-related decisions
  6. Communicate health promotion information that is appropriate to the person�fs level of health literacy

Subject Content

1. Concept of health and wellbeing and primary health care (PHC)
2. Role of nurses and midwives in PHC
3. Role of the World Health Organization in relation to PHC
4. Social Determinants of Health
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and ?gbridging The gap?h
- Refugee both Planned and unplanned
- Lesbian, gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ), and bodily, gender and sexuality diverse people
5. PHC Principles and Practices
6. The Integrated Care Model
7. Global Health Issues and the Millennium Development Goals
8. The Australian National Health Priorities

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quizzes 30 minutes each x 3 quizzes 30 N Individual
Case Study 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Poster 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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