Provides an overview of Nursing in the Australian context focusing on the health care system and the factors which influence the way it functions. Historical, socio-political and cultural factors will be presented to develop critical awareness of how these factors influence nursing, health care delivery, systems, services, and the health care workforce.
- Australian Health Care system
- Health priorities
- Social determinants of health
- Rural and remote health nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Primary health care nursing
- Cultural competence (including cultural diversity in Australia, cultural respect, safety)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's history, health, wellness and culture
- Chronic disease management
- Palliative care nursing
- Aged care nursing
- Academic writing skills
- Health informatics and health technology in clinical nursing contexts
- Professional culture and behaviours in the Australian health care context
- Quality improvement methodologies
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||reflect on the principles of academic integrity and academic writing, including knowledge of the SCU policy on academic integrity and academic misconduct||Lifelong learning|
|2||compare and contrast the health of Australians, including the Indigenous population groups, with the major elements of the health care system||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|3||appraise the various factors which influence the functions of the Australian health care system and the health of Australians, including priority population groups||Intellectual rigour|
|4||debate the impact of health care policy, funding and governance on the Australian health care system||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|5||critically evaluate the role information technology plays in the Australian health care system||Lifelong learning|
|6||interpret the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce||Intellectual rigour|
|7||examine the influence of history and culture on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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