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NS1771 - Introduction to the Professions

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces students to the evolution of nursing and midwifery as professional disciplines. Students will examine historical and contemporary professional, political and regulatory influences on this development. The role of the nurse and midwife within the healthcare team is also explored and students are encouraged to examine their own concept of being a healthcare professional. In this subject the concept of evidence based practice is introduced as a foundation for practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine how events in history have influenced the development of nursing and midwifery;
  • describe the role of the nurse and midwife in the context of the healthcare team;
  • outline the role of professional and statutory authorities in the regulation of the health professions;
  • discuss the concept of evidence based practice;
  • establish a professional portfolio to support personal and professional development.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 20-May-2019 to 21-May-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 27-May-2019 to 28-May-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay, Ms Alison Bryan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: concept map (30%); essays (40%); video presentation (30%); professional portfolio (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit all assessment items, attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%

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.