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NS3322 - Nursing in the Tropics

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

This subject focuses upon the impact of tropical environments on health eg heat related disorders; provision of health services in relation to geography (finance, service provision, population density, rural and remote issues); tropical trauma envenomation: land and marine; barotrauma; retrieval of victims of industrial and other trauma from remote areas; tropical diseases arboviruses; malaria; melioidosis; mycobacterium; skin cancers; kidney disease.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the impact of climate and rural/remote location on the health of northern Australians;
  • discuss health problems (and their management) that are prevalent in northern Australia;
  • provide students with foundation knowledge regarding health service delivery across the north of Australia.
Prerequisites: NS2022 and (NS2213 OR NS2214) and NS2112 and NS2015 and PP2131 and PP2231 and HS2000 and HS2101


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours - Web-based delivery
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandOther
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Contribution to OnLine Discussion Forums

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.