1 x 2-hour tutorial fortnightly
6 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into GCPHCNG-Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (Nursing)
1a Admission into GDPNGPH-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Primary Health Care)
1b Admission into MNG/CR-Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)
1c Admission into MNGPH-Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care)
1d Admission into MNGGP-Master of Nursing (General Practice and Community)
1e Admission into GDPNGGP-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (General Practice and Community)
1f Admission into MNGHD-Master of Nursing (High Dependency)
1g Admission into MNGMH-Master of Nursing (Mental Health)
1h Admission into MNGPD-Master of Nursing (Paediatrics)
1i Admission into MNGEN-Master of Nursing (Emergency)
1j Admission into MNGCF-Master of Nursing (Child and Family Health)
1k Admission into MNGDM-Master of Nursing (Diabetes Management and Education)
1l Admission into MNGAG-Master of Nursing (Aged Care)
2 ^ NURS8720 - Primary Health Care Constructs and Contexts
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
NURS8606 has been successfully completed
Topic description

In this topic, students are introduced to primary health care nursing within the general practice and community nursing context. They will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills for collaborative practice within a range of team settings to promoting health for individuals, families and communities.

Educational aims

This topic aims for students to develop specialised primary health care knowledge for practice in a range of general practice and community nursing settings to enable early intervention and health promotion for to individuals, families and communities.

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the PHC nurse working in General Practice and community nursing
  2. Critically evaluate the role of the practice nurse in relation to population health, data collection and patient needs
  3. Formulate, implement and evaluate nursing practice protocols, guidelines and clinical pathways using evidence based best practice principles in the context of general practice
  4. Employ sound ethical, professional, legal and creative problem solving abilities in decision making
  5. Critically analyse nursing practice within general practice to promote optimal outcomes for patients