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NS1015 - Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces the student to the legal and ethical obligations nurses and midwives have in maintaining safety of the public. Students will explore the Australian legal system and discuss the ethical principles that frame nursing and midwifery practice. Students will also critically evaluate the professional codes and standards of practice as they apply to nursing and midwifery.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the structure and function of the Australian legal system;
  • Discuss the ethical principles that frame nursing and midwifery;
  • Compare and contrast the application of law and ethics in nursing and midwifery practice;
  • Examine the legal and ethical obligations nurses and midwives have in maintaining safety of the public;
  • Critically evaluate the application of nursing and midwifery professional codes and standards in practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • 25% Group debate; 25% Individual reflection - (50%) - Group & Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorials/specified online content; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

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NS2015

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Specified online content (20hrs); Online activity (10hrs)
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.