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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1058

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
150300

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To provide a foundational understanding of midwifery practice and professional frameworks within local and global contexts and to introduce the concepts of lifelong learning, critical thinking and evidence-based practice.

Course content

Lifelong learning; introduction to academic and critical thinking skills; fundamental knowledge of professional practice, including professional practice standards, codes and guidelines, professional regulation and association and scope of practice; professional boundaries. History and politics of the midwifery profession; the midwifery philosophy of being ‘with-woman’; woman-centred care; models of midwifery care; role of midwives in improving global health within the context of international research and public health programs. Evidence-based practice, law and ethics, communication and teamwork skills, and an overview of the Australian healthcare system; primary health; safety and quality in healthcare.

Textbook(s)

McDonald, F & Then, S 2014, Ethics, Law and Health Care: A guide for nurses and midwives, Palgrave MacMillan, South Yarra

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 1 day
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (Online) - x 12 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
External (online) - x 12 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 1 day

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
Participation - 10% -
Continuous assessment 2500 words 50% -
Essay 2000 words 40% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Participation - 10% -
Continuous assessment 2500 words 50% -
Essay 2000 words 40% -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Participation - 10% -
Continuous assessment 2500 words 50% -
Essay 2000 words 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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