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NS2216 - Rural and Remote Nursing

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

This subject is focused on the challenges associated with working in rural and remote communities. Students will gain an appreciation for the challenges that people living in rural and remote communities face and the disparity between access and health outcomes compared to regional and metropolitan healthcare settings. Students will learn the potential that multidisciplinary health professionals, with culturally safe practice, good communication and empathy, have to mitigate these disparities.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify uses of information and communication technologies in rural and remote areas in Australia;
  • analyse the contextual factors and health issues that impact on rural and remote nursing in Australia;
  • compare intersectoral, culturally safe, respectful health services that support individuals' rights, interests, preferences and beliefs;
  • appraise rural and remote workforce issues and the interdisciplinary role of health professionals in rural and remote health care settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.



Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Vanessa Sparke, Ms Andrea Grimes
Lecturers: Dr Vanessa Sparke, Ms Andrea Grimes.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 70 hours online activity
  • 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.