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NS3320 - Community Approaches to Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Community Approaches to Care offers the nursing student an introduction to some of the issues associated with providing nursing care in the community. The students are given electronic (online) directed learning packages that guide them through the relevant information throughout the semester. The subject covers the theoretical foundations of working with the community, such as applied primary health care, epidemiology, and health care systems. It guides students through the process of community assessment, and program planning and evaluation. It also applies the principles of health promotion to a number of vulnerable populations.

Learning Outcomes

  • outline the link between the Primary Health Care Movement and contemporary community health;
  • describe contemporary quality and safety processes for community nursing and care;
  • apply demographic and epidemiological principles to community health;
  • define cultural competence in the context of community nursing and care;
  • describe the process of community assessment and program planning;
  • transfer theoretical concepts in community health to various vulnerable populations and across the lifespan;
  • identify community based services for families and the role of the community nurse;
  • describe the nurse's role in providing education to individuals and communities.
Prerequisites: NS2022 AND NS2214 AND NS2112 AND NS2015 AND PP2131 AND PP2231 AND HS2101
NS4320 NS3310 NS3370


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Dr Geoffrey Clark, Dr Patricia Burton.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandOther
Assessment: assignments (50%); report (25%); proposal (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.