This subject develops an understanding of the primary health care approach to health care. Primary health care is a philosophy of service provision and a means of delivering health care to communities which is acceptable to the community, is at a cost the community can afford and involves the participation of the community. Students will examine factors influencing health and health behaviour, principles of health promotion and the role of nurses and other health care workers, self-care and self-management. Principles of health promotion and education will be presented and used by the students to carry out practice-based activities. Application of knowledge to practice will be facilitated through placement in appropriate health care settings.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
* The concept of primary health care, including the availability and distribution of resources. * Health status, including the social, cultural, economic, biological and environmental factors which influence health. * Demography and epidemiology. * Healthy environment. * Understanding health behaviour. * Developing communication skills to encourage individual responsibility for health. * Use of media to convey health messages. * Community development. * Self-care - encouraging the client to attain and maintain health. * Health education in primary health care. * Health promotion in primary health care. * Primary health care in hospitals. * Health development support eg. health information systems.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.