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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Focuses on an identified area for improvement in the work setting. A variety of change management models will be explored. Students will be given the opportunity to either enhance their work practices by identifying and implementing a change to their workplace or formulating a plan to expand their own nursing practice by increasing their adoption of areas with the scope of practice.

Unit content

  • Primary Health Care nursing in Australia and internationally
  • Quality improvement principles
  • Application of a range of change management tools for work environment enhancement
  • Application of a range of change management tools for personal practice enhancement

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically evaluate the role and the scope of practice of primary health care nurses in AustraliaIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
2compare and contrast the role of the primary health care nurse in Australia to the role of nurses working globally in similar settingsIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
3develop an understanding of quality improvement principles and synthesize this information to identify an improvement or change in practiceIntellectual rigourCreativityLifelong learning
4apply various change management and quality improvement strategies to enhance or expand current practiceIntellectual rigourCreativityLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the role and the scope of practice of primary health care nurses in Australia
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. compare and contrast the role of the primary health care nurse in Australia to the role of nurses working globally in similar settings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. develop an understanding of quality improvement principles and synthesize this information to identify an improvement or change in practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. apply various change management and quality improvement strategies to enhance or expand current practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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