Promoting Cultural Competence and Community Health

Promoting Cultural Competence and Community Health

Unit code: HNO6001

Credit points: 12 

This unit examines the major concepts and principles of community health promotion including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion, illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment and home care. Health promotion is a proven dynamic in disease prevention and maintenance of community health. In this unit, you will review the major health issues impacting on national and global health. Australian and World Health Organisation (WHO) health priorities and strategies for optimising community health will be critically reviewed. You will reflect on the role of the nurse in community health promotion within areas of specialisation. You will examine communities with diverse and specific health requirements and health literacy needs to understand how to optimise the success of health promotion strategies. This unit also examines the major concepts and principles of cultural safety and the knowledge and skills required of the nursing profession to work ethically with diverse people and communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Students will examine a health problem in relation to a specific community and design strategies of community health promotion in a specialised area of your choice.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse, critique and cross-examine national, international health priorities.
  2. Evaluate current initiatives of community health promotion, including child and adolescent health and their link with Health policy and practice.
  3. Evaluate cultural competency and critically review community characteristics to identify challenges in implementing health promotion for community health in diverse communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities.
  4. Evaluate strategies for optimising implementation of successful health promotion strategies.
  5. Propose and outline community health promotion strategy in a specialised area.




Assignment: National and International Health Priorities (500 words) - 10%

Assignment: Review and analysis of the Literature (2000 words) - 40%

Assignment: Community health promotion strategy (2500 words) - 50%


Related course/s


This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Nursing.