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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1072

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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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
171853

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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 owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the role of the registered nurse in a contemporary health context.

Course content

Professional nursing practice and role of the registered nurse; regulation, public safety; codes of conduct and ethics; NMBA RN standards for practice; scope of practice; responsibility and accountability; decision-making framework for nursing and midwifery; safety and quality in healthcare; National Safety and Quality Standards; Aged Care Quality Standards, professional legal and ethical frameworks e.g. Health Practitioner Regulation National Law; other relevant legislation; information, digital and mathematical literacies in the healthcare context, academic writing, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, reflective practice; person-centred nursing care; partnering with consumers; interdisciplinary teamwork; communication.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 10 weeks
Tutorial (online virtual classroom) 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours 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 40% -
Examination 2500 words equivalent 60% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Assignment 2000 words 40% -
Examination 2500 words equivalent 60% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 2000 words 40% -
Examination 2500 words equivalent 60% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 2000 words 40% -
Examination 2500 words equivalent 60% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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 university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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