|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework Level 6|
Semester 2 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will explore the theory and practice of health promotion and illness prevention in primary care. It will discuss the social model of health that recognises that a range of social, cultural and economic factors influence people’s health and well-being. It will focus on weight, diet, and exercise as well as on smoking and other risk behaviours and their impact on health. It will also prepare students to undertake health assessments. Strategies for empowering individual patients and communities to maintain a healthy lifestyle will be explored.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Critically appraise current theories on promoting health in primary care
- Describe the social model of health and its application in primary care
- Understand current evidence based strategies for promoting healthy weight and lifestyle and smoking cessation
- Appreciate the facilitators and barriers to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Explain key strategies for empowering patients to maintain a healthy weight and diet and to cease smoking
- Conduct health assessments
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
- enhanced critical thinking skills
- further enhanced clinical skills
- further developed written and oral communication skills
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
Students are required to have access to a computer with e-mail application and a web browser. Technical support is not available from the University of Melbourne in setting up such a system.
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 1,500 word written assignment, due mid semester (30%)
- 2,000 word written assignment, due end of semester (50%)
- Health assessment audit equivalent to 500 words, due end of semester (20%)
- Reflective journal equivalent to 1000 words; in order to pass this hurdle requirement students must demonstrate that they have read and understood the materials related to the tasks and can apply the principles and evidence-based guidelines to the context in which they work; due end of semester (pass/fail hurdle requirement)
- Students must achieve a cumulative mark of at least 50% and a pass in the hurdle requirement in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 2 - Online
Principal coordinator Tracy Murphy Mode of delivery Online Contact hours Students are required to conduct assessments in the workplace or clinics (10 hours) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
St John W and Keleher H (2007) Community Nursing Practice: Theory, Issues and Skills, Allen and Unwin, Crows nest NSW
- Subject notes
Students undertaking this subject via the Community Access Program (CAP) must provide all the following supporting documents when applying:
- Evidence of National Division 1 Registration
- Certified copies of academic transcript from undergraduate degree.
- Evidence of at least one year of professional experience in a clinical setting (the provision of a CV is not sufficient; an example of valid evidence is a letter of reference or an employment contract which includes a statement that the student has completed the equivalent of one year of full time clinical practice).
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Additional entry requirements apply. Please refer to the Further Information section.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.