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NURS5097: Primary Health Care

This unit of study will provide foundational knowledge about primary health care with an emphasis on the application of the principles to practice. The World Health Organization (WHO) framework of primary health care as a philosophy, a set of activities and a strategy for organizing health services will be critiqued and how it relates to individuals, families and communities will be explored. The importance of (i) holistic understanding and recognition of social determinants of health, (ii) equality, affordability, availability, appropriateness, accessibility and acceptability in health care service provision, (iii) the application of primary health care to different health care settings.

Code NURS5097
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically examine the impact of social determinants on health
  • LO2. assess the social determinants impacting on your local communities
  • LO3. critically discuss the history, philosophy and principles of primary health care
  • LO4. critically discuss the renewed focus on primary health care internationally and in Australia
  • LO5. apply a primary health care approach to nursing practice.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.