School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Healthy Families and CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400831.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of Primary Health Care and families in Australian society at an undergraduate level, augmented with clinical experience at a general Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife level.

About this Unit
This unit explores the diversity and complexity of families and communities by examining differing cultural and social values, beliefs and practices relating to family structure, functioning and parenting practices. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values and beliefs and how these influence practice when working with children and families. The unit will provide an introduction to community needs, assessment and principles of community development. Focusing on contemporary issues, content includes transition to parenthood, father inclusive practice, parenting children with disabilities, the changing role of gradnparents and carers in Australian society and how neighbourhood and communities influence outcomes for children. This unit will provide students with foundational knowledge in identifying and supporting families with vulnerabilities and fostering resilience. Child protection issues will be addressed.

4713.1Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane)CONTINUING
4713.2Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane)CONTINUING
4713.3Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane)CONTINUING
4713.4Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane)CURRENT
4714.2Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health (Karitane)CONTINUING
4714.3Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health (Karitane)CONTINUING
4714.4Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health (Karitane)CURRENT
4715.2Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health (Karitane)CONTINUING

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