Primary Health Care

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing are required to complete 24 credit points in total as follows from the following core units of study.
The Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing is delivered part time only.
NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5097
Primary Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5098
Chronic Illness Management
6      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2

Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nursing

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nursing are required to complete 48 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study. Students may choose electives from another faculty, however they are advised to discuss suitable options with the Course Coordinator.
Core units
NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5096
Expanding Primary Health Care Practice
6      Semester 1
NURS5097
Primary Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5098
Chronic Illness Management
6      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2
Elective units:
Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2

Master of Primary Health Care Nursing

Students in the Master of Primary Health Care Nursing are required to complete 60 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study, an additional 12 credit points of elective units of study and one capstone core unit of study. Students may choose electives from another faculty, however they are advised to discuss suitable options with the Course Coordinator.
Core units
NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5096
Expanding Primary Health Care Practice
6      Semester 1
NURS5097
Primary Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5098
Chronic Illness Management
6      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2
Elective units
Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2
Capstone core units
Students must choose one of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5078
Capstone (Workplace)
12    P 42 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS5080
Capstone (Research)
12    P 42 credit points and NURS5069

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NOTE: Capstones may be offered in semester 2 if there are enough candidates.
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Part time study pattern

Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing are required to complete 24 credit points from the following core units of study, as follows:

Year 1 Semester 1

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5097
Primary Health Care
6      Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NURS5098
Chronic Illness Management
6      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2

Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nursing

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nursing are required to complete 48 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study. Students may choose electives from another faculty, however they are advised to discuss suitable options with the Course Coordinator.

Year 1 Semester 1

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5097
Primary Health Care
6      Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NURS5098
Chronic Illness Management
6      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5096
Expanding Primary Health Care Practice
6      Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

Elective units:
Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2

Master of Primary Health Care Nursing

Students in the Master of Primary Health Care Nursing are required to complete 60 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study, and 12 credit points of elective units of study and one capstone core unit of study. Students may choose electives from another faculty, however they are advised to discuss suitable options with the Course Coordinator.

Year 1 Semester 1

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5097
Primary Health Care
6      Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NURS5098
Chronic Illness Management
6      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5096
Expanding Primary Health Care Practice
6      Semester 1
Elective units
Students may choose two electives from the following faculty options or nominate suitable electives from another faculty after consulting with the Course Coordinator. However students who intend to undertake NURS5080 Capstone (Research) are required to complete a research elective in place of one of the above elective options and are advised to consult the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your alternative electives through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2

Year 3 Semester 1

Capstone core units
Students must choose one of the following options. Students who intend to undertake NURS5080 Capstone (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options above and also to consult the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission
NURS5078
Capstone (Workplace)
12    P 42 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS5080
Capstone (Research)
12    P 42 credit points and NURS5069

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NOTE: Capstones may be offered in semester 2 if there are enough candidates.