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NS2771 - The Professional Role

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will identify the scope and boundaries of the professional role. The culture of the contemporary healthcare environment is examined as is the role of critical thinking and reflection as strategies for developing resilience. This subject expands students' understanding of research evidence and the importance of evidence translation.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the scope and boundaries of the role of the nurse and midwife in contemporary Australian practice;
  • explore the concept of resilience within the culture of contemporary healthcare;
  • describe characteristics of critical and reflective practice;
  • critically evaluate research evidence and methods of translation to practice.

Subject Assessment

  • essays (60%)
  • poster (40%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students will receive progressive feedback on their learning over the course of the subject processes such as via in-class communication, critical thinking activities, and formal feedback provided on their main assignment. Students must complete and submit all assessment items; attend 80% of tutorials or submit make up work (internal students) and obtain an overall (cumulative) mark of 50%.

Prerequisites: NS1771 OR NS1012

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
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

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
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 - Online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
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

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
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

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
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

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.