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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing AND Completed Health Training Package Diploma of Enrolled Nurse

Unit aim

Explores the philosophical theories as they relate to nursing practice. Students critically examine contemporary practice issues as they relate to competency standards, legislation and policy frameworks in the context of  practice.  Using various narratives of health and illness from Australia and internationally, students will explore factors that influence health and the delivery of care.

Unit content

  • Critical thought and reflection
  • Ethics, justice and patients’ rights
  • Health informatics and the transmission of thinking
  • Conducting a library search to locate nursing literature
  • Developing an annotated bibliography
  • Academic writing and academic integrity
  • Health in Australia and internationally
  • Nursing and the law
  • Professionalism and scope of nursing practice
  • Role relationships in multidisciplinary  health care
  • Structure and function of the Australian health care system
  • Working in the Australian health care system
  • Nursing and multidisciplinary  health meanings of health and illness
  • Health, stress and coping
  • Health outcomes in Indigenous Health

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 Analyse the meaning of nursing care in relation to multiple narratives of health and illness
2 Analyse the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce
3 Discuss the statutory and professional governance requirements that regulate Nursing practice
4 Describe Nursing's Scope of Practice
5 Describe the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual -based thinking

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

  1. Analyse the meaning of nursing care in relation to multiple narratives of health and illness
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
  2. Analyse the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. Discuss the statutory and professional governance requirements that regulate Nursing practice
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. Describe Nursing's Scope of Practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. Describe the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual -based thinking
    • GA1:
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

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