No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

NRS130 Community Health (8)


This subject examines the development and organisation of community health services and the concept of the 'new public health' view of prevention/promotion and community development. The nurses' role in this framework is examined, together with validation of practice, accountability in community settings and future trends in a national and international context of health care

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Describe the principal elements in the community health care delivery system.
Relate the rise and decline of specific elements to particular socio-political events.
Think critically about probable future changes in the nature of the community health care delivery system.
Identify particular socio-political factors affecting a specific organisation providing community health care.
Identify the major similarities and differences between utilisation based and community based nurses.
Investigate program implementations and focus using a community development model.
Think critically about the ramifications of rationalising, integrating and sharing services.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Socio-political events: associated with the development of specific services. The nurse's role: the lines of demarcation in the hospital and in the community. External influences acting upon that role and how the role is implemented. Current service provision: links between health/welfare services and overlaps in service provision, the nurses role. Service organisations: organisational structures, size and the types of workers involved. The clients: actual versus intended clients. Funding: where it comes from, whether its adequate and how accountable is the service.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.