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NS1771 - Introduction to the Professions

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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. Historical and contemporary professional, political and regulatory influences on professional practice will be discussed and evaluated. 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 evolution of nursing and midwifery;
  • Outline the role of professional and statutory authorities in the regulation of the health professions;
  • Discuss the concepts of evidence based practice, cultural safety and person-centred health care;
  • 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

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Guided discussion will be used on discussion board forum for internal/external - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Elevator pitch - (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 tutorials/specified online content; 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

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd
Lecturers: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd.
Workload expectations:

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

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

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd
Lecturers: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd.
Workload expectations:

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

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

Mount Isa, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd
Lecturers: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd.
Workload expectations:

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

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

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd
Lecturers: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd.
Workload expectations:

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

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

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd
Lecturers: Miss Natalie Cusens, Ms Julie Shepherd.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online activity - Specified online content (20hrs); Online activity (10hrs)
  • 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.