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NS2015 - Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay.
Contact hours:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay
    Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay.
    Contact hours:
    • 20 hours lectures - Online lectures
    • 20 hours tutorials - Online tutorials
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay
      Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay.
      Contact hours:
      • 20 hours lectures
      • 20 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
        Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner

        Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay
        Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay.
        Contact hours:
        • 20 hours lectures
        • 20 hours tutorials
          Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
          Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner

          Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
          Census Date 29-Aug-2019
          Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay
          Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay.
          Contact hours:
          • 20 hours lectures
          • 20 hours tutorials
            Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
            Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner

            Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
            Census Date 29-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay
            Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mr Alan Ramsay.
            Contact hours:
            • 20 hours lectures
            • 20 hours tutorials
              Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
              Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner

              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.