JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

NS1771 - Introduction to the Professions

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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 registered 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 person-centred practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine how events in history have influenced the development of nursing and midwifery;
  • 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;
  • describe the role of the registered nurse and midwife in the context of the healthcare team.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Concept map - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled on-campus tutorial classes/collaboration sessions; achieve a satisfactory grade for the portfolio assessment task; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours online lectures
  • 20 hours online collaboration sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

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.