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1. Dawson, Angela Jane. Learning and curriculum design in community health nurse education: a picture of a journey on the river Gambia.

Degree: Public Health & Community Medicine, 2008, University of New South Wales

Thirty years after the concept of primary health care (PHC) was declared the path to health for all, a crisis continues in human resources for health in Africa. This involves the low prioritisation of education and training for primary health care personnel (PHCP) which is crucial to effective practice in severely under-resourced settings. The curriculum required for this education, involving pictures and textual materials, must meet the needs and capacities of the learners so that learning transfer can occur and community health needs are met. This research set out to establish the basis upon which text and pictures should be incorporated into curriculum to address the requirements of community health nurses (CHNs) in The Gambia. A pragmatic, three phased, mixed methodological design was selected for this study. Curricula for African PHCP were first collected and examined using content analysis to determine the rationale for pictures and text. The second phase employed psychometric testing and statistical analysis to establish if learning style preferences for pictures and text were important in Gambian CHN learning. In the final phase, interviews with CHN students explored their preferences for pictures and text and how these preferences should be accommodated in curriculum.The research found that much of the PHCP curriculum analysed was generic, used traditional didactic approaches and focused on written knowledge-based assessment. Learning style preferences were not found to be a consideration and were unidentifiable in this context. Socio-cultural factors significantly impacted upon student CHN learning, but were not adequately addressed in the curriculum materials examined. In addition, CHNs preferred practical learning through primary, multi-sensory experiences.These findings support the conclusion that the localisation of CHN curriculum is required in order to provide a socio-cultural context for learning that is meaningful, rich, interactive and responsive to learner needs. This demands a reconnection with PHC principles of equity and participation which should underpin this curriculum. The thesis argues that an ecological framework better articulates the link between PHCP education and training, practice, and community needs, and should serve to guide curriculum design. Six strategies are identified that could be extended to African PHCP course design. Advisors/Committee Members: Hughes, Chris, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Ritchie, Jan, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.

Subjects/Keywords: Primary health care; Nurse education; Africa; Community health nursing  – Gambia; Learning; Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Dawson, A. J. (2008). Learning and curriculum design in community health nurse education: a picture of a journey on the river Gambia. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of New South Wales. Retrieved from http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/42597 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:2387/SOURCE1?view=true

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dawson, Angela Jane. “Learning and curriculum design in community health nurse education: a picture of a journey on the river Gambia.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New South Wales. Accessed December 02, 2020. http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/42597 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:2387/SOURCE1?view=true.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dawson, Angela Jane. “Learning and curriculum design in community health nurse education: a picture of a journey on the river Gambia.” 2008. Web. 02 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Dawson AJ. Learning and curriculum design in community health nurse education: a picture of a journey on the river Gambia. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2008. [cited 2020 Dec 02]. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/42597 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:2387/SOURCE1?view=true.

Council of Science Editors:

Dawson AJ. Learning and curriculum design in community health nurse education: a picture of a journey on the river Gambia. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2008. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/42597 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:2387/SOURCE1?view=true

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