Explores the philosophical theories as they relate to nursing practice. Students critically examine contemporary practice issues as they relate to competency standards, legislation and policy frameworks in the context of practice. Using various narratives of health and illness from Australia and internationally, students will explore factors that influence health and the delivery of care.
- Critical thought and reflection
- Ethics, justice and patients’ rights
- Health informatics and the transmission of thinking
- Conducting a library search to locate nursing literature
- Developing an annotated bibliography
- Academic writing and academic integrity
- Health in Australia and internationally
- Nursing and the law
- Professionalism and scope of nursing practice
- Role relationships in multidisciplinary health care
- Structure and function of the Australian health care system
- Working in the Australian health care system
- Nursing and multidisciplinary health meanings of health and illness
- Health, stress and coping
- Health outcomes in Indigenous Health
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||Analyse the meaning of nursing care in relation to multiple narratives of health and illness||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|2||Analyse the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Discuss the statutory and professional governance requirements that regulate Nursing practice||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Describe Nursing's Scope of Practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Describe the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual -based thinking||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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