School: Nursing and Midwifery

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Primary Health Care
  • Unit Code

    NCS3102
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    4
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Kylie MCCULLOUGH

Description

Primary Health Care, which focuses on illness prevention and wellness promotion, is a growing priority within Australian health care. Engagement in Primary Health Care services offers exciting and challenging opportunities for health professionals. This unit will enable students to develop understanding and skills in this increasingly important area of health. Primary Health Care theory, including health education, health promotion and behaviour-change models will be studied. Students will learn how to access and analyse epidemiological health data, in order to identify the health needs of communities. The skills needed to plan health promotion activities in order to encourage good health and meet community health needs will be examined. An important aspect of this unit is the consideration of how good health can be encouraged with individuals, families and communities and across all ages and cultures. The unit will have a wide geographical focus and will include local, national and international examples of Primary Health Care.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass NCS2101, NCS2102 and NPP2201.

Only students studying courses C33, Y61, Y76, Y19 or Y79 can enrol in this unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NNT3204.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Access and analyse epidemiological data to determine community health needs and socioecological determinants of health.
  2. Use knowledge of the demographic health changes within the Australian population over the past and present century to infer future primary health care needs.
  3. Plan theoretical Primary Health Care activities and strategies to meet identified community health needs.
  4. Critically appraise and argue the relevance of Primary Health Care to their own health profession and role against the background of changing health needs of the Australian population.
  5. Analyse and apply the concepts of health promotion/education, health maintenance and disease prevention across the life span, and within different cultures and populations.

Unit Content

  1. Concepts and models of health education, health promotion and community empowerment.
  2. The demographic changes to Australian health over the past and current century and their relevance to Primary Health Care Services.
  3. The concepts of family and community, the range of types and structures and their intrinsic power and influence on health.
  4. Epidemiological data access and analysis techniques and community health need prioritisation methods.
  5. Principles and examples of Primary Health Care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, health as a holistic concept and the socio-ecological determinants of health.
  6. Examples of the changing and evolving role of health professionals in Primary Health Care.
  7. Theoretical health promotion interventions across different population/generational cohorts.

Learning Experience

ON-CAMPUS

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

JoondalupMount LawleySouth West (Bunbury)
Semester 113 x 2 hour lectureNot Offered13 x .5 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour tutorialNot Offered13 x 2 hour tutorial
Semester 213 x 2 hour lectureNot OfferedNot Offered
Semester 213 x 2 hour tutorialNot OfferedNot Offered

For more information see the Semester Timetable

ONLINE

Students will engage in learning experiences through ECU Blackboard as well as additional ECU learning technologies.

Additional Learning Experience Information

Students access and use a variety of digital learning materials and data to prepare for and engage in class discussion, learning activities and their assessments. Students complete weekly pre-workshop interactive learning activities.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayAnalyse a primary health care issue40%
TestMid semester quiz20%
Case StudyPrimary health care application40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayAnalyse a primary health care issue40%
TestMid semester quiz20%
Case StudyPrimary health care application40%

Core Reading(s)

  • Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2018). Promoting health : the primary health care approach (Sixth edition.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Elsevier Australia.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Nursing and Midwifery

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Primary Health Care
  • Unit Code

    NCS3102
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    4
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Kylie MCCULLOUGH

Description

Primary Health Care, which focuses on illness prevention and wellness promotion, is a growing priority within Australian health care. Engagement in Primary Health Care services offers exciting and challenging opportunities for health professionals. This unit will enable students to develop understanding and skills in this increasingly important area of health. Primary Health Care theory, including health education, health promotion and behaviour-change models will be studied. Students will learn how to access and analyse epidemiological health data, in order to identify the health needs of communities. The skills needed to plan health promotion activities in order to encourage good health and meet community health needs will be examined. An important aspect of this unit is the consideration of how good health can be encouraged with individuals, families and communities and across all ages and cultures. The unit will have a wide geographical focus and will include local, national and international examples of Primary Health Care.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass NCS2101, NCS2102 and NPP2201.

Only students studying courses C33, Y61, Y76, Y19 or Y79 can enrol in this unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NNT3204.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Access and analyse epidemiological data to determine community health needs and socioecological determinants of health.
  2. Use knowledge of the demographic health changes within the Australian population over the past and present century to infer future primary health care needs.
  3. Plan theoretical Primary Health Care activities and strategies to meet identified community health needs.
  4. Critically appraise and argue the relevance of Primary Health Care to their own health profession and role against the background of changing health needs of the Australian population.
  5. Analyse and apply the concepts of health promotion/education, health maintenance and disease prevention across the life span, and within different cultures and populations.

Unit Content

  1. Concepts and models of health education, health promotion and community empowerment.
  2. The demographic changes to Australian health over the past and current century and their relevance to Primary Health Care Services.
  3. The concepts of family and community, the range of types and structures and their intrinsic power and influence on health.
  4. Epidemiological data access and analysis techniques and community health need prioritisation methods.
  5. Principles and examples of Primary Health Care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, health as a holistic concept and the socio-ecological determinants of health.
  6. Examples of the changing and evolving role of health professionals in Primary Health Care.
  7. Theoretical health promotion interventions across different population/generational cohorts.

Learning Experience

ON-CAMPUS

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

JoondalupMount LawleySouth West (Bunbury)
Semester 113 x 2 hour lectureNot Offered13 x .5 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour tutorialNot Offered13 x 2 hour tutorial
Semester 213 x 2 hour lectureNot OfferedNot Offered
Semester 213 x 2 hour tutorialNot OfferedNot Offered

For more information see the Semester Timetable

ONLINE

Students will engage in learning experiences through ECU Blackboard as well as additional ECU learning technologies.

Additional Learning Experience Information

Students access and use a variety of digital learning materials and data to prepare for and engage in class discussion, learning activities and their assessments. Students complete weekly pre-workshop interactive learning activities.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayAnalyse a primary health care issue40%
TestMid semester quiz20%
Case StudyPrimary health care application40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayAnalyse a primary health care issue40%
TestMid semester quiz20%
Case StudyPrimary health care application40%

Core Reading(s)

  • Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2018). Promoting health : the primary health care approach (Sixth edition.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Elsevier Australia.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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