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NUR1002

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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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 First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Pamela Wood (Gippsland)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the Australian health care system, social determinants of health and the burden of disease experienced by individuals and groups differentially located in Australian society. The unit will explore societal values and the ethical dimensions of health care including access, equity, autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Students will also investigate the evolving role and place of nursing in the health care system and reflect on how the profession is likely to further evolve globally in the twenty first century.

Outcomes

  1. Discuss the evolution of the Australian health care system and the responses to emerging health issues
  2. Discuss the social determinants of health and their impact on Australians
  3. Critically examine the current health priorities, choices and cost implications of the Australian health care system
  4. Discuss the application of ethical principles to contemporary health care including access, equity, autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence
  5. Outline the evolution of the profession of nursing globally and in Australia
  6. Explain the role of nurses in facilitating equitable health care in a contemporary society

Assessment

Written assignment (2500-3000 words): 40%;
Group Work: 20%;
1x 2hr examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Attend lecture 2 hours and tutorial 2 hours/ week over 12 weeks and 9 hours of self directed study/week