This subject will introduce students to: concepts of health; primary health care as a philosophy, organising framework and way of working with people and communities; social determinants of health, and; the development of nursing as a practice discipline and its role in primary health care. The Australian context will be provided with an introduction to the Australian health system and national health priorities. Personal values, differences and perceptions will be explored in relation to respect, health needs assessment, Indigenous Australian cultural competence, transcultural competence, professionalism and health education and promotion for individuals and groups. Students will engage with each other in tutorials (for distance education students this will occur online) to develop their communication skills and ability to interact in a team environment.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing course and Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.