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