This course is a combination of theory and practice course aims at preparing students with competencies required for primary care nurses and function as care providers, strategic planners, and policy maker to promote and improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. This requires advanced skills and competencies in assessing and diagnosing health care needs of the population. Special attention is directed to understanding the concepts of primary healthcare foundations, history, theories and models within the global, regional and national perspectives. This includes defining roles and responsibilities of international, regional and local organizations such as UN, WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA in establishing regulations and standard for quality of care and implementation of PHC principles to achieve the global agenda 2030; Sustainable Development Goals SDG’s and Universal health Coverage. Furthermore, the course present examples of healthcare systems and models from various countries; strategic plans, directions, challenges and achievements with focus on Jordan’s model of care. All aspects and concepts will be presented within the domains of primary healthcare ethics, equity to shape the future role of students as healthcare professional and specialists.  

The clinical components of this course, requires that students function as autonomous learners capable of integrating prior learning in exploring the roles and functions of various primary healthcare settings that are concerned with planning and strategizing for health at the regional and national levels. This will include structured practicum activities that allow students to analyze strategies and approaches of PHC institutions such as Ministry of Health, WHO country office, UNFPA, UNRWA and NGO’s and describe their roles and achievements to help students gain a wider perspective of knowledge transformation to develop and implement evidence-based practice, policies and programs to become competent specialized primary care nurses.