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Unit of Study NRS81001 - Nursing in the Australian Context (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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
2 compare and contrast the health of Australians, including the Indigenous population groups, with the major elements of the health care system
3 appraise the various factors which influence the functions of the Australian health care system and the health of Australians, including priority population groups
4 debate the impact of health care policy, funding and governance on the Australian health care system
5 critically evaluate the role information technology plays in the Australian health care system
6 interpret the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce
7 examine the influence of history and culture on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

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

  1. reflect on the principles of academic integrity and academic writing, including knowledge of the SCU policy on academic integrity and academic misconduct
    • GA5:
  2. compare and contrast the health of Australians, including the Indigenous population groups, with the major elements of the health care system
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  3. appraise the various factors which influence the functions of the Australian health care system and the health of Australians, including priority population groups
    • GA1:
  4. debate the impact of health care policy, funding and governance on the Australian health care system
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  5. critically evaluate the role information technology plays in the Australian health care system
    • GA5:
  6. interpret the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce
    • GA1:
  7. examine the influence of history and culture on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

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  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.