Introduction to Health Clinical Practice
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
In this course the concept of providing evidence of competence is explored as students are introduced to nursing competency standards, law, ethics and the clinical skills required for safety within the clinical context. Students are also provided with an introduction to academic principles and conduct.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program
|Objectives||Completing the learning activities for this course should enable students to:
1. Apply principles of integrity, honesty and respect for knowledge to academic activities;
2. Understand the application of legal and ethical concepts to clinical practice;
3. Demonstrate competent performance of basic clinical skills required for safe practice;
4. Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health and safety legislation and requirements;
5. Develop information literacy skills; and
6. Describe the professional competencies of nursing.
|Content||This course is comprised of five learning modules:
Module 1: Introductory academic skills, information technology, critical appraisal of literature, academic writing, and academic integrity.
Module 2: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Competency Standards and clinical portfolios.
Module 3: Health law and ethics.
Module 4: Occupational health and safety in the clinical environment, including infection control and exposure prone procedures;
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 20 hour(s) per Term for Full Term