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NS2015 - Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject introduces the student to the key legal and ethical obligations of Nurses and Midwives.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the main features of the ethical traditions influencing nursing and midwifery;
  • critically evaluate clinical practice with reference to ethical principles;
  • identify the main provisions of codes of ethics that govern the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia;
  • outline the Australian legal system and the role of each part;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the law as it applies to nursing and midwifery in Australia in general, and Queensland in particular.
Prerequisites: NS1211 and NS1222 and BM1011 and BM1022 and (HS1005 OR NS1003) and HS1111 and (NS1012 OR NS1004) and NS1220

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (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.