Examines the development of knowledge, reasoning, assumptions and values that underpin knowledge of health and traditional Western thought. Students will obtain familiarity with central ideas in philosophy, and begin to develop an understanding of philosophical theories as they relate to nursing practice.
- Reasoning, knowledge and logic
- Historical development of thinking knowledge and reasoning
- Western philosophy
- Altered thinking processes
- Modernity and the medicalisation of health
- Ethics, justice and patients rights
- Critical thought and reflection
- Health informatics and the transmission of thinking
- The evolution of nursing thought
- The evolution of nursing education
- The evolution of nursing research
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Describe the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual -based thinking||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|2||Describe the concepts that underpin different styles of thinking||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||Discuss the cultural contexts of reasoning and belief||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Discuss the concepts of justice and ethics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Describe the development of knowledge that informs nursing practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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