HNN217 - Primary Health Care


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D355, D381, D387, H326, H329
Campus contact:

Trimester 1:
Waterfront (Geelong): Heather Wallace
Warrnambool: Heather Wallace
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Mardhie Coleman

Trimester 2:
Waterfront (Geelong): Heather Wallace


Students commencing before 1 January 2022: HNN114 AND one of HNN122 or HNN124 AND one of HBS107 or HNN154.

Students commencing after 1 January 2022: HNN114 AND HNN154 AND one of HNN122 or HNN124.

Note: Enrolled and/or Internationally qualified nurses may have altered prerequisite requirements. If required, course advice can be sought from

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HNN203
Study commitment

Students will spend on average 150 hours over the trimester undertaking synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities for this unit.

This will include 14 hours synchronous learning activities and 14 hours of guided asynchronous learning activities.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar in weeks 1 - 7


*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only.


This unit forms part of the Critical Understandings Cluster. Students will examine nursing and midwifery roles applicable to primary health care and will focus on the coordination of care, health education, and the use of digital health with a lens on communication through digital media.

In addition, health trends related to the population in the 21st century with a focus on the National Health Priorities, social determinants of health and the role of the primary health care nurse in promoting health and preventing disease will be examined. The unit offers students an opportunity to learn about the nurse’s role in working with vulnerable populations and has a focus on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people’s health.

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