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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Examines the development of knowledge, reasoning, assumptions and values that underpin knowledge of health and traditional Western thought students will obtain familiarity with central ideas in philosophy, and begin to develop an understanding of philosophical theories as they relate to nursing practice.

Unit content

  • Reasoning, knowledge and logic
  • Historical development of thinking knowledge and reasoning
  • Western philosophy
  • Altered thinking processes
  • Modernity and the medicalisation of health
  • Ethics, justice and patients rights
  • Critical thought and reflection
  • Health informatics and the transmission of thinking
  • The evolution of nursing thought
  • The evolution of nursing education
  • The evolution of nursing research

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Describe the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual -based thinking
2 Describe the concepts that underpin different styles of thinking
3 Discuss the cultural contexts of reasoning and belief
4 Discuss the concepts of justice and ethics
5 Describe the development of knowledge that informs nursing practice

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

  1. Describe the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual -based thinking
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  2. Describe the concepts that underpin different styles of thinking
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  3. Discuss the cultural contexts of reasoning and belief
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. Discuss the concepts of justice and ethics
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Describe the development of knowledge that informs nursing practice
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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