12 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
12 x 2-hour laboratories per semester
12 x 7-hour independent studies per semester
Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
Enrolment not permitted
NURS1023 has been successfully completed
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 aims to develop students' understanding of the role of the nurse in providing fundamental care for clients in the community. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the nurse's role in caring for people while considering regional, national and global health priorities utilizing fundamental nursing care in the context of primary healthcare.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate the Australian Health Care system, primary health care models and the role of the interprofessional health care team within diverse healthcare settings and contexts
  2. Examine the impact of the Social Determinants of Health in the context of local, national and global health priorities, considering both Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations
  3. Apply the knowledge that underpins fundamental, person-centred nursing care
  4. Prepare for and engage in professional behaviours including, but not limited to, pre-placement clinical preparation

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.