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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5136

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
100203

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

Students will develop a critical perspective of global issues, trends and practices impacting on the delivery of nursing and health services.

Course content

Social, political and economic factors impacting on nursing and health services; population ageing; globalization;  nursing and health performance measurement; consumer directed care; managerialism; organisation of nursing work; work intensification; nursing and health workforce trends and roles; interprofessional practice; health program evaluation; regulation of nursing and health care; health service reform; health care rationing; nursing work design and workflow; staff burnout; skill mix and work allocation; organisational change; professional, social, and organisational values; factors impacting on access to and use of nursing and health services; health governance and policy.

Textbook(s)

Baum, F 2015, The New Public Health, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, Australia

Keleher, H & McDougall, C 2015, Understanding Health, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Workshop 6 x 3 hours x fortnightly
Directed Study 13 weeks x -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (Online Delivery) 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Online activities 1000 words equivalent 20% -
Discussion paper 2500 words 30% -
Essay 3500 words 50% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Online activities 1000 words equivalent 20% -
Discussion paper 2500 words 30% -
Essay 3500 words 50% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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