1 x 2-hour lecture once-only
11 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 2-hour laboratories per semester
1 x 85-hour independent study per semester
4 x 2-hour on-line lectures per semester
Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
Assignment(s), Laboratory Exercise(s), Practical Work
Topic description
This topic will provide students with an introduction and beginning understanding of the social determinants of health and how these influence primary health care and health promotion strategies – locally, nationally and globally with a focus on the National Health Priorities, utilising the Fundamentals of Care model of Nursing.
Educational aims
This topic will develop students’ understanding of the role of the nurse in the context of primary healthcare.

Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the nurse's role in caring for people while considering the National Health Priorities and Social Determinates of Health, outlined by the Australian Government.

Fundamental Nursing Care skills, such as activities of daily living, documentation and vital signs are introduced and learned in accordance with the Nursing Process to develop a theoretical understanding of these skills.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Examine the impact of the Social Determinants of Health in the context of the National Health Priorities, considering both Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations

  2. Apply the Nursing Process as a means to understand and apply the knowledge that underpins fundamental nursing care

  3. Explain and model professional communication techniques in line with the Nursing Process

  4. Explore the differences in registered nurse practice within diverse healthcare settings and contexts

  5. Prepare for and engage in professional behaviours including, but not limited to, pre-placement clinical preparation.