Course Title: Transcultural, Primary and Community Health

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transcultural, Primary and Community Health

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS1140

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

NURS1140

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

NURS2003

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

NURS2130

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Dr Lin Zhao

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7079

Course Coordinator Email: lin.zhao@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.010


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will explore contemporary nursing practice in the context of primary and community health. You will develop an understanding of the influence of culture on health beliefs and practices in different cultures. The importance of transcultural nursing, cultural competent care, cultural assessment, and communicating effectively with clients and families who come from a different cultural and linguistic backgrounds will be explored in this unit. Opportunity will also be provided for you to select one particular culture for specific study of health patterns and health care practices. You will investigate the social determinants of health from a global, national and local perspective. You will be encouraged to explore primary and community health interventions for socially excluded, vulnerable and at-risk populations. You will be introduced to key concepts and frameworks of nursing care within a primary care context.

You may have the option to take mobility experiences or internships as part of this course.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Nursing Program BP032 in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Australia, Registered Nurse Standards for Practice:

  • PLO 1: Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
  • PLO 3: Maintains the capability for practice
  • PLO 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments
  • PLO 7: Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Australia.


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe models of primary and community nursing practice
  2. Elaborate and critique the theory of the social determinants of health
  3. Develop resources and skill to understand multicultural health care needs in assessment and intervention.
  4. Explain how the social determinants of health might influence nursing practice in global, national and local contexts
  5. Explore principles of primary care epidemiology and contemporary challenges in primary health care including women health, refugee health and disaster management.
  6. Analyse the concepts of health promotion and education that guide nurses in primary care practice and activity


Overview of Learning Activities

RMIT have state of the art simulated learning facilities for student learning and practice. You will participate in simulated practice within these facilities in preparation for placement. As a part of participation you may be filmed for learning, teaching, reflection and assessment and this is considered an inherent part of our learning and teaching program. Recordings will be maintained in accordance with our assessment, document retention and privacy policies.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Where possible all selected material will be digitally available to you, including Lecture material which will be recorded. RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems accessed via your myRMIT site.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Online quizzes

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Community Health Project Community health and needs assessment

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Ottawa Charter and Health Promotion video assignment

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 6