Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Suzanne Willey


This unit identifies the World Health Organisations role in advocating and supporting the global health agenda of health for all. Primary health care as a philosophy and a model of health service provision are described. Health education and promotion as strategies for achieving health for all are examined. Nurses are encourages to develop health education and health promotion skills that can be utilised in our contexts of practice to promote population wellbeing.


On completion of the unit, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Expand on concepts from previous studies of health and nursing to be able to undertake leadership roles in population health, health promotion and education;
  2. Identify, analyse and evaluate national and international frameworks for primary health care and health promotion initiatives with special references to the work of the World Health Organisation (WHO);
  3. Identify major community health needs and issues of clinical relevance, with particular focus on vulnerable communities;
  4. Analyse various methods of population-based approaches to data collection;
  5. Utilise national and international collaborative health practice models in designing population-based approaches to primary health care;
  6. Apply primary health care frameworks and health promotion principles such as equity, community engagement and patrnerships to undertake a health needs assessment.


Assignment (70%)
Seminar presentation or alternative written work (30%)

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Must be enrolled in courses 3565 and 1250.