JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

NS4320 - Community Approaches to Care

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

This 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

  • apply demographic and epidemiological principles to community health;
  • outline the link between the primary health care movement and contemporary community health;
  • summarise contemporary quality and safety processes for community nursing/midwifery and care;
  • explain cultural competence in the context of community nursing/midwifery and care;
  • analyse and perform the process of community assessment and program planning;
  • synthesise theoretical concepts in community health and apply this knowledge to vulnerable populations and across the lifespan;
  • explore community based services for families and articulate the role of the community nurse/midwife;
  • analyse the nurse/midwife's role in providing education to individuals and communities;
  • provision of clinical care at the level commensurate with an entry level graduate nurse.
Prerequisites: NS3004


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Karen Yates
Lecturer: Mrs Helen Coxhead.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 80 hours professional Experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); written paper (50%).

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.