NURS6024

Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing

10 Units

This course explores contemporary issues facing the health and well being of children and their families. In particular, CALD and Aboriginal children. The course will address the nexus between the community, home and hospital. Physiological and psycho-social development will be critiqued in relation to the prevention and management of chronic conditions. Particular attention will be given to children who experience social and environmental vulnerabilities.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Nursing and Midwifery
Availability Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Contextualise care for children and young people such as CALD and Aboriginal children in relation to the socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities that they face
  2. Explore and articulate the nexus between the community, home and hospital for children and young people who experience a range of episodic health interventions
  3. Appraise current strategies for prevention and management of chronic or life threatening illness or injury in all populations within Australia
  4. Critique current physiological and psychosocial strategies for maintaining health and wellbeing for children and young people
Content

In this course students develop advanced knowledge in a range of critical issues impacting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families in contemporary society.

Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Ecological Model - 15% *
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study - 50% *
  • Written Assignment: Critique - 35% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Online 6 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting week 1

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. 2. Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. 3. Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for NURS6024
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