NUR4111 - Translation of nursing knowledge for primary care practice - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chief examiner(s)

Cliff Connell


Ms Cath Wilson (Clayton)
Mr Cliff Connell (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


For students enrolled in course code M2006 - Must have passed NUR2227.

For students enrolled in course code M3007 - Must have passed MID2010.


This unit further develops the concepts of ageing, and chronic and life limiting illness introduced in NUR1111, NUR2225, NUR2227 and NUR2229.

It encompasses the relationship of these concepts to primary care practice and advances the skills of the nurse/midwife in the application of research evidence and the role of educator.

The development of these domains assists the nurse/midwife to translate these fundamentals into the practice of contemporary primary health care.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate research literacy skills in searching, critiquing and applying evidence;
  2. Develop, conduct and evaluate an effective evidence-based peer teaching session;
  3. Analyse health literacy as it applies to self-management for people with chronic illness/es
  4. Identify the legal and ethical issues that arise from changes to cognition, chronic and life limiting illness and the impact on chronic illness management
  5. Incorporate knowledge of the social determinants of health and public policy to support people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse population groups, to engage with health services;
  6. Evaluate the impact of ageing in the context of health and illness for older people in the community;
  7. Differentiate the roles of nurses working in interprofessional teams who care for people with chronic and/or life limiting illness in different healthcare environments;
  8. Utilise the health promotion, supportive and palliative approaches to care for people with chronic and life limiting illness in a range of healthcare settings.
  9. Apply the Evidence Base Practice Framework to nursing practice focusing on chronic illness management and ageing in primary healthcare practice


  • Peer lesson plan (20%)
  • Contemporary issue paper (3,000 words) (35%)
  • iSAP Case study (30%)
  • Peer teaching and evaluation (15%) (hurdle)
  • IPL Activity (hurdle)

Workload requirements

On Campus: 7 weeks On- Campus: 2 x 2hour workshops each week

Off Campus: Online teacher directed activities 10 hours each week

Self-Directed Learning 12 hours each week

Total 292 hours

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