units

NUR3202

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit prepares students to function in the workforce with a practical insight into the socio-political, economic and administrative realities of health care system. Through their studies in this unit, students develop a clear understanding of their role within this system and are able to develop an appropriate career development plan. This unit bridges the gap between theory and practice by refining clinical problem solving, decision making, leadership, management and communication skills appropriate to professional nursing practice.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. Apply sociological insights to discuss the contemporary socio-political, economic and administrative realities of nursing work within the health care system;

  1. Discuss the role of organisational structures in the workplace and their relationship to nursing career structure and career planning;

  1. Reflect critically on personal and professional development in preparation for practice as a registered nurse;

  1. Reflect critically on personal and professional development to enhance practice as a registered nurse;

  1. Critically apply a range of problem solving and time management strategies to enhance professional nursing practice;

  1. Develop and implement patient centered care interventions specific to the social, cultural, and developmental needs of individuals and groups;

  1. Employ clinical and critical decision making skills to identify, analyse and resolve challenging professional and ethical dilemmas in the practice environment;

  1. Demonstrate evidence of competency through the development of a professional portfolio.

Assessment

Essay: 40%
Professional portfolio: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Melanie Birks

Contact hours

4 hours per week