Partnerships in Health Practice

Course code NURS1272Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course focuses on the development of clinical practice partnership skills for relationships between:
1. nurse and patient;
2. nurse and nursing colleagues; and
3. nurse and other healthcare professional

The course introduces interpersonal and intra-personal communication within the interdisciplinary context and the role of the nurse as a communicator.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesCompleting the learning activities for this course should enable the student to:

1. describe healthcare partnerships and their role in patient care
2. develop interpersonal and inter-professional communication skills relevant to clinical practice;
3. begin to demonstrate an ability to adapt partnership communication and relationship skills to a range of clinical situations e.g. children, altered speech and hearing, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
4. develop professional behaviours for use within the clinical environment;
5. develop skills in self evaluation and reflection;
6. discuss the impact of history and culture on Aboriginal peoples;
7. develop an understanding of cultural influences on communication and the development of therapeutic relationships;
8. develop strategies to include consumers and carers as part of the healthcare team; and
9. develop skills in promoting a positive workplace culture.
ContentThis course is comprised of three learning modules.
Module 1: Healthcare partnerships; and
Module 2: Partnerships with colleagues.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten response in regard to the topic Therapeutic Relationships
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten response to a 'real life' scenario
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Nursing