HNN217 - Primary Health Care


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Campus contact:

Trimester 1:
Waterfront (Geelong): Jo Barbuto
Warrnambool: Suzanne Coulson
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Elijah Marangu

Trimester 2:
Waterfront (Geelong): Jo Barbuto
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Jamie Wheelahan


HNN114 AND one of HNN122 or HNN124 AND one of HBS107 or HNN154.

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



Incompatible with:


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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery.


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.

Unit Fee Information

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