This unit provides an introduction to Public Health as practiced in Australian society today. There is an emphasis placed on the determinants of health identifying health issues faced by Indigenous, non-Indigenous and other cultural communities in the Australian population. The unit builds on knowledge of acute pathologies, chronic disease and co-morbidities as well as drawing from experience in earlier theory and practice units.
There is exploration of the significant disease patterns caused by poverty and social inequality with particular focus on Indigenous and rural Australians and diseases of tropical, desert and remote Australia. NUR329 provides a strong community focus on health promotion, prevention and care. This also incorporates evidence-based chronic and complex collaborative care across the lifespan exploring the self-managed, home, community and institutional environments.
Prescribed Text - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH