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NNT3204 Primary Health Care
Credit Points: 15
NNT3203 Introduction to Critical Care
This pre-requisite does not apply to students enrolled in courses G51 and K89.
Primary Health Care, which focuses on illness prevention and wellness promotion, is a growing priority within Australia 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.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y79Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies)
Y79Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies) - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014