Unit aim

Using developmental theories and concepts of change, key aspects of nursing care and health across the lifespan are examined. In particular transitions and adaptations across the lifespan and the associated cultural, psycho-social and wellbeing factors are explored.

Unit content

  • Physical, psychological, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing
  • Transitions throughout life
  • Principles of adaptation and change
  • Developmental and cultural health responses
  • Family and family health assessment
  • The impact of the early years on health throughout life
  • Gender and health
  • Maternal and newborn health
  • Child and family health
  • Adolescent health
  • Concepts of parenthood
  • Immunisation
  • The middle years
  • The older adult
  • Grief, mourning and loss
  • Mental health across the lifespan

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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