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Primary Health Care and Community Nursing - SNGP3011

This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse's role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population's disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting. Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans.

lectures, tutorials and independent learning/online

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline

As advised within the relevant unit of study outline


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Sue Randall
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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