Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook

Description

This course will enable students to undertake a project related to nursing or midwifery in a topic of individual interest. The project will entail following one of two Strands -

Strand A: an search strategy and critique of the literature exploring one or more of the following: relevant professional standards, concepts of health, models of health care, determinants of health or health promotion/health breakdown prevention within a health care context; or

Strand B: exploring one or more of the following: relevant professional standards, concepts of health, models of health care, determinants of health or health promotion/health breakdown prevention within a health care context.

Note. In order to select Stand B, students must have participated in a cultural study tour, or an international/rural/remote volunteer health care experience of at least two weeks duration (full time).


Availability2017 Course Timetables2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identification of personal learning objectives exploring one or more of the following: relevant professional standards, concepts of health, models of health care, determinants of health or health promotion/health breakdown prevention within a health care context

2. Discuss health within the selected health context using one or more of the following: relevant professional standards, concepts of health, models of health care, determinants of health or health promotion/health breakdown prevention.

3. Use information technology to locate articles: including research evidence, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines

4. Demonstrate use of evidence based literature to support written and verbal discussion;

5. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication, in a way that is sensitive to cultural diversity


Content

  • Development of personal learning objectives
  • Reviewing one or more of relevant standards, concepts of health, models of health care, determinants of health and health promotion/health breakdown prevention within selected health contexts
  • Enquiry-based methods to support strategies of reflection, critical analysis and evaluation
  • Developing databases searching techniques and strategies
  • Academic literacy

Requisites

This course is only available to students active in the Bachelor of Nursing program or Bachelor of Midwifery Program and successfully completed NURS1101, NURS1201, NURS1202, HUBS1406 and HUBS1416.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 5 or higher to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

A pass or higher grade in all 1000 level courses Demonstrated Academic progression


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Strand A and Strand B - Written Assessment *

Presentation: Strand A and Strand B - On-Line Powerpoint Presentation *

* 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:

  • Presentation: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course
  • Written Assignment: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Course Coordinator to make individual appointments with students due to the nature of assessments within this course

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 100 hour(s) per Term Full Term