units

SRH4103

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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Mildura Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)TBA

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.

Outcomes

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)

TBA