NURSING 2009OL - Community and Primary Health Care

Online - Semester 2 - 2014

This course will enable students to develop a deeper understanding of community and primary health care by exploring the core concepts of primary, community and nursing care. The course will identify factors associated with the health of communities, examine the current structures of community care in Australia and enable students to develop skills in designing and implementing primary health care strategy. The challenges facing rural and remote health are explored in detail.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 2009OL
    Course Community and Primary Health Care
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact Online
    Restrictions Available to B.Nurs students only
    Course Description This course will enable students to develop a deeper understanding of community and primary health care by exploring the core concepts of primary, community and nursing care. The course will identify factors associated with the health of communities, examine the current structures of community care in Australia and enable students to develop skills in designing and implementing primary health care strategy. The challenges facing rural and remote health are explored in detail.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Frances Corrigan

    Course Coordinator: Ryan Clarke
    Phone: +61 8 8313 6285
    Email: ryan.clarke@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide

    School Office
    Phone: +61 8313 3595
    Email: nursing_preregistration@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 3, Eleanor Harrald Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Discuss the social determinants of health
    2 Identify core principles of primary health care
    3 Define social justice and identify reasons and possible solutions to inequity in health
    4 Discuss empowerment and health literacy and the nurses role
    5 Describe health promotion in a global context
    6 Define the role of interdisciplinary collaboration in community settings
    7 Consider the challenges for rural health care nursing
    8 Situate the experience of Indigenous health in the rural and remote setting
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-2
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3-4, 8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4-5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. N/A
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4-7
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-8
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Francis, K, Chapman, Y, Hoare, K & Birk, M. 2013 Australia and new Zealand Community as Partner Theory and Practice in nursing, 2nd edn. Wolters Kluwer health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sydney.
    Recommended Resources
    Online Classroom
    The online classroom (OC) technology will be used for optional workshops during this semester. The link to the OC and dates and times will be provided during the semester. You need to familiarise yourself with this technology to become reasonably comfortable with using it prior to the start of the semester.
    Once you have clicked your OC link:
    1. Enter your first and last name and select Log-in
    2. When the security pop-up window appears, select Allow. However, you may want to select Details and select Do not show me the warning for this program again
    3. The OC will take a while to load (please do not close the window)
    Hardware requirements
    To connect to the OC you will require:
    • a computer – either a PC-based or a Macintosh-based machine with Windows or OS-X with Java
    • Internet access – there seems to be little difference between broadband and dial-up connections other than the speed of the initial connection. You will need to select your connection type when you first log-in.
    • a multimedia headset – it must have both earphones and microphone (These are available in computer variety stores for about $25).
    If you are going to utilise a computer and internet connection from your workplace, you need to discuss this with your employer. You will also need to establish with your workplace IT department if there are any firewalls that need to be negotiated to allow connection to the OC. If your IT department need further clarification on this they can contact your course coordinator.
    OC room etiquette
    Please log into the OC 10 minutes prior to session commencement time to ensure that you have a satisfactory connection and audio is working. Once the session commences, course coordinators will not undertake troubleshooting.
    If you have trouble with sound, don’t forget to use the text box to send messages.
    Technical support
    We recommend that you view the tutorial here before your first session.
    If you have difficulties please contact:
    • the University of Adelaide ITS helpdesk (08) 8313 3000 during the hours of 0800-1800
    • your course coordinator (other than during session times)
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Online lectures through MyUni: The learning objectives, readings and content have been reviewed, adapted and presented in keeping with Level II courses. The online lectures will take the form of voiced over power points, Articulate presentations and LAMS

    Articulate presentations – the School of Nursing has a licence for the Articulate e-learning authoring software program and has a number of staff that are expert in its use. The advantage to the student is the freedom to progress through content at their own pace while receiving in time support for their learning. This is particularly helpful for the nature of the content which will be available for revision across the semester. The School of Nursing has a purpose built e-learning room with dedicated PC access to training support software.

    LAMS presentations for selected topics – LAMS (learning activity management system) provides a simple learning design tool that encourages student interaction and engagement with a diverse range of material. The visual interface allows the lecturer to author individual and group assignments. LAMS allow the student freedom to progress at their own pace and to easily review content they are uncertain of. LAMS offer lecturing staff a novel and innovative way to present content that often resists transition from text book to engagement. A number of school staff have used LAMS and more will be able to as the university increases IT support for this and other learning systems.

    Tutorial (virtual classroom) – each week a drop in virtual tutorial session will be made available to students. Lecture staff will be available online to counsel students on any aspect of the course content or assessment. Wimba tools through MyUni offers a virtual classroom that can be used for tutorial sessions. The student capacity is unlimited and the instructor has a range of interactive tools available (e.g. hosting external websites) to stimulate engagement.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    It is expected that you will need to spend about 12 hours of study a week to successfully complete this course. This includes reading, completing activities, attendance at the optional workshops and listening to podcasts. Thus some weeks it will be more and others less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester. Lectures will be available on MyUni as Podcasts or PowerPoint presentations and compulsory online classroom (OC) sessions. It is expected that you will listen to the lectures and if you have any queries contact me via email or phone. If you have difficulty accessing the lectures please contact the Student Support Officer.
    Learning Activities Summary
     

    Week

    Lecture

    Week 1

    DETERMINING HEALTH

    Week 2

    HEALTH LITERACY

    Week 3

    PRIMARY HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE

    Week 4

    UNDERSTANDING THE CALLENGES TO PRIMARY HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA

    Week 5

    HEALTH PROMOTION FOR EFFECTICE PRIMARY PREVENTION

    Week 6

    PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN

    Week 7

    AN INTRODUCTION TO RURAL & REMOTE HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA (R&RH)

     

    Week 8

    HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS & R&RH

    Week 9

    SKILL MIX / HEALTH PROMOTION R&RH

    Week 10

    ETHICAL/LEGAL ISSUES OF R&RH

    Week 11

    INDIGENOUS HEALTH IN R&RH

    Week 12

    IMMUNISATION IN THE COMMUNITY

    Week 13

    DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL – SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY

     

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
    Online Quiz Formative N/A 1-5
    Wiki (Group) – Primary Health Summative 30% 1-6
    Project Report Summative 70% 1-8
    Assessment Detail
    ASSESSMENT 1: Wiki (group)

    Wiki (group) – primary health: working through a wiki, students will contribute to a group (maximum of 5 students) project on a primary health care topic selected from the course content. The advantage of the wiki online assignment is to clearly identify which member of the group submitted what aspects of the overall project. This will make the individual contribution of the group more transparent

    ASSESSMENT 2: Project report

    Project report – using the information provided through the group wiki exercise students will submit independent reports using a project report template provided. The project will require students to examine in depth an aspect of rural health care.
    Submission
    Unless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through the assignments portal of MyUni. TurnItin will be used to check student assignments. Students MUST keep an electronic copy of all assignments submitted. Cover sheets are required for all assignments and can be accessed from the School of Nursing website. Extension of 1 week for submission of assignments can automatically be granted when an online request is submitted. (Please see Study Guide for details) Requests must be made before the due date of the assignment. In principle, all assignments should be submitted by the due date. Late submission without an approved extension will be penalised at the rate of 10% of available marks for each working day after the due date. Work submitted more than ten days after the due date may be returned unmarked. This action will be taken to prevent students who do get their work in on time being disadvantaged.
    The policy for applying for extensions is outlined in the School Manual and the Study Guides.
    Whenever possible staff will turn around marked assignments within 4 weeks or earlier.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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