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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1033

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101137

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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

The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge and understanding of professional healthcare and nursing practice in a contemporary context.

Course content

Professional practice: regulation, codes of practice, practice standards/competencies, responsibility and accountability, professional behaviour, professional legal and ethical frameworks e.g. Work Health and Safety Act, Disability Act. Fundamentals of nursing practice: nursing skills, vital signs, health assessment, frameworks for clinical decision making, information and digital and mathematical literacy in the healthcare context, technologies, manual handling, infection control, hygiene. Research: academic writing, introduction to concepts of research, critical thinking and evidence-based practice, reflective practice, eportfolio. Team work: interpersonal skills, teamwork/inter-professional communication, person-centred care, consumer-directed care.

Textbook(s)

Berman et al 2018, Access code card for MyNursingLab with full eText as well as access to a multimedia library with lifespan development content, 4th Australian Ed, Pearson Australia, Australia

Tollefson, J, Hillman E 2019, Clinical Psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd, Victoria

Estes, M, Calleja, P, Theobald & Harvey, T 2016, Health Assessment and Examination, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition, Cengage Learning, Melbourne Victoria

McIlwraith, J & Madden, B 2014, Health care & The Law, 6th Ed, Thomson Reuters, NSW

Berman,Snyder,Levett-Jones,Dwyer,Hales,Harvey,Langtree,Moxham,Parker,Reid-Searl & Stanley 2018, Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, volumes 1-3, 4th Australian Edition,, Pearson Australia, Victoria

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 hour x 1 week
Lecture (online) - x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop (HHHS) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief) 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (Online Delivery) - x 13 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief - HHHS) 7 hours x 3 days
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 1 week
Lecture (online) - x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop (HHHS) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief) 1 hour x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 1 week
Lecture (online) - x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop (HHHS) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief) 1 hour x 10 weeks

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
Assignment 2000 words 35% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 20% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 2000 words 35% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 20% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 2000 words 35% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 20% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 2000 words 35% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 20% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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