Empowerment of people includes critical awareness and participation in activities to create social and political change.
Unit Information NUR115 – Fundamentals of Primary Health Care Unit Description NUR115 Fundamentals of Primary Health Care is the first of two units which equips students with foundation knowledge about the ethos and principles of Primary Health care. The unit’s content is integrated vertically and horizontally across the curriculum. In particular, it underpins the knowledge and skills acquired in NUR125 Fundamental Nursing Practice and NUR 243 and NUR244 Nursing Practice 1 and 2. NUR115 is a first year foundation unit offered in semester one. Primary Health care is characterised by a focus on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness according to the principles of equity, access and community empowerment and achieved by care implemented by interdisciplinary teams. This unit focuses on “attaining wellness” which underpins the Primary Health care focus across the curriculum. The unit reinforces content learned in NUR120 Introduction to Professional Nursing which is offered in the same semester. Students have the opportunity to apply beginning nursing concepts and practices as they relate to Primary Health Care at a local level. Teaching and Learning Strategies The unit is offered by e-learning modes of teaching/learning incorporating online discussion boards, weekly lectures (on collaborate) of 1 hour duration and face to face alternate week tutorials of 2 hours duration. Participation It is expected that students will devote 10 hours a week, for a 10 credit point unit of study. This incorporates readings, activities, face-to-face lectures or online lectures, independent enquiry and assessment preparation. Credit points: 10 Mode: Internal & external Assumed knowledge: NA Location: Casuarina campus & Online Pre-requisite(s): NA Learning Method: Learnline Year: 2015 Unit Coordinator: Nasreena Waheed Semester: One Phone: 08 8946 6144 School: Health sciences Email: Nasreena.Waheed@cdu.edu.au 2 of 7 Overview of Assessment Item Description/Focus Value Relates to learning outcomes Assessment 1 • Community profile • 1000 words The 5 phases of community assessment are: 1
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