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SRH4103

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Mildura Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Mollie Burley

Synopsis

This on-line unit is designed to sensitize students to the dynamics of expanded rural health practice roles, enable them to negotiate the rural practice environment and sustain a career in rural health practice. The unit focuses on the dynamics of rural health practice by exploring the impact that living and working in a rural environment has on individuals, health services and rural health outcomes. The unit requires students to undertake a clinical health project relevant to a contemporary health issue within a rural or remote community.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students are expected to be able to:

  1. discuss the impact that living and working in a rural environment has on nursing and nurses;
  2. critically appraise the issues confronting health professionals who work in rural settings;
  3. describe the range of expanded practice roles that rural nurses undertake;
  4. critically examine the contribution of rural nursing practice to improving health outcomes of rural communities;
  5. evaluate the impact of the rural environment on health service planning and delivery;
  6. critically analyse the dynamics of expanded rural health practice roles; and
  7. integrate concepts of dynamics of rural practice in development of a clinical project that addresses a specific health need of a rural/remote community.

Assessment

Assignment: 20%
Assignment: 40%
Clinical poster: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Annette Woodhouse