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Unit description

Develops students’ thinking and practice from that of an Enrolled Nurse to a Registered Nurse. Key aspects of interprofessional and nursing practice are introduced and built upon in a variety of acute and primary care contexts. Students will be exposed to simulation as their abilities to critically explore patient case studies are developed.

Unit content

  1. Academic writing, academic integrity, digital literacy, medication calculations
  2. Patient safety and adverse events
  3. Law, ethics and interprofessional practice
  4. Healthy aging
  5. Australian health care
  6. Introduction to clinical reasoning

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain the impact of the social determinants of health in a variety of contexts
2discuss the components of clinical reasoning frameworks
3outline relevant interprofessional and discipline-specific ethical, legal, and regulatory principles, frameworks, and practice standards
4demonstrate medication calculations and administration in a safe manner

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

  1. explain the impact of the social determinants of health in a variety of contexts
  2. discuss the components of clinical reasoning frameworks
  3. outline relevant interprofessional and discipline-specific ethical, legal, and regulatory principles, frameworks, and practice standards
  4. demonstrate medication calculations and administration in a safe manner

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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