8 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 13-hour independent studies per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 2 of NURS1001, NURS1003
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Topic description

This topic facilitates a broad understanding of health and healthcare from the perspective of the consumer and carers, with a focus on diversity and special needs, and challenges assumptions of 'normal'.

Educational aims

This topic aims to promote a broad understanding of health and healthcare from the perspectives of the general population, as well as users of health services and their families and carers.

The topic aims to enable students to understand the distribution of illness in the Australian population and methods to measure and intervene across primary and secondary prevention strategies.

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

  1. Analyse ways in which a range of characteristics, such as age, gender, class, race, ethnicity and indigeneity, sexual preference, religion and spirituality, and their intersections, influence the health of people from priority population groups in Australia
  2. Analyse and interpret population data and have a working knowledge of appropriate population data sources
  3. Determine ways in which healthcare consumers (within population groups) access information to facilitate decision-making about their healthcare requirements
  4. Appraise basic concepts of epidemiology and techniques used for health prevention and promotion in addressing the needs of individuals and communities from priority populations using research to support the discussion

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.