The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

NURS1101

Units

20 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course prepares nursing and midwifery students for their roles as knowledgeable and skilled health care professionals. It provides an introduction to and foundation for professional conduct, critical thinking and safe, evidence-based clinical practice


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain legal and professional requirements of the Codes of Conduct and Ethics for nurses/midwives in Australia and critically evaluate relevant cases

2. Identify law and ethics related to privacy and confidentiality and critically evaluate relevant cases

3. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of person/woman centred care, dignity care, therapeutic relationships and therapeutic communication

4. Reflect on culture, values, ethics, attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and your own learning

5. Discuss cultural awareness, competence and safety, including the provision of culturally safe care in a range of health care contexts/situations

6. Outline the nature and implications of patient/woman safety, including causes of adverse events and strategies to reduce their incidence and improve safety

7. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of critical thinking and clinical reasoning, including types of clinical reasoning errors and implications for patient/woman safety

8. Examine examples of social, environmental, biomedical and economic determinants of health from a local, national and global perspective

9. Discuss health literacy, health promotion and models of health behaviour change

10. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of types of research and evidence-based practice

11. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of the Australian health care system

12. Perform effective searches to locate and utilise relevant, high quality evidence-based literature for academic writing

13. Demonstrate understanding of academic literacies requirements


Content

Professional codes, conduct and values; person/woman-centred care; critical thinking and clinical reasoning; patient/woman safety; privacy and confidentiality; dignity care; reflective practice; therapeutic communication and relationships; social determinants of health; health literacy; health promotion and behaviour change; culturally safe and appropriate care; provision of evidenced-based care to individuals, families and communities while practising in accordance with legal, ethical and professional standards.


Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Bachelor of Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing programs.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: . *

Presentation: .

Formal Examination: Closed Book Examination - Accredited Program - use of Memory Aids are not permitted. *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks starting in week 1

Note: Lectures are can be delivered face to face or online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 14 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 44 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 2

Note: Tutorials can be delivered face to face or online 4 hrs x 11 weeks