NURS 7025 Health Promotion and the Nurse

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400210

Coordinator Laynie Hall Pullin Opens in new window

Description The challenge for nursing in terms of health promotion is to acknowledge the complex interrelatedness between a person's social and economic situation, their sense of power and control over their life and their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, i.e. To understand that health is determined by the totality of a person's life circumstances and their inherent traits. This unit uses a social health perspective to examine evidence-based health promotion strategies that can be implemented in the context of nursing practice.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Discriminate between the broad range of socio-political factors that influence the health of the community.
  2. Critically analyse the implications of international, national and state policy on health promotion strategies in NSW.
  3. Collaborate and liaise with colleagues from other disciplines.
  4. Apply the essential components of needs analysis, planning and evaluating a health promotion project.
  5. Determine the implications of the �enew�f health promotion approach for nursing; formulate a health promotion project proposal related to your nursing practice.
  6. Formulate a health promotion project proposal related to your nursing practice.

Subject Content

1. The holistic or social perspective of health
2. Health promotion using the primary health care approach
3. The implementation of health promotion programs using the partnership approach
4. Issues of power and control in health
5. Effects of World Health Organisation policies within the Australian context
6. National and State government health promotion policies, e.g., ?eFamilies First?f - Health Promoting Policy and Practice, Mental Health Promotion and Prevention National Action Plan
7. Public health related to contemporary health issues e.g., disordered eating
8. Health promotion and health education strategies
9. The relevance and application of health promotion in today?fs nursing practice
10. The development of critical evaluation strategies in relation to health promotion programs and projected outcomes

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
Essay 2000 words 50 N Individual
Proposal 2500 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • There is no essential textbook.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Laynie Hall Pullin Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Laynie Hall Pullin Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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