NURS13134 - Community Nursing Perspectives

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The focus of this unit is on the lifespan approach to nursing management that supports promoting the health of the individual experiencing a long-term illness. It will provide you with theoretical knowledge that will complement Clinical Nursing Practice 4 . You will build on your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills through the development of knowledge with regards to nursing interventions required to provide safe nursing care to individuals, families and carers in the sub-acute and community setting.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


NURS12158 Clinical Nursing Practice 3
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
NURS12157 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

NURS12156 Clinical Nursing Practice 2 or NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management

NURS12154 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice or NURS12151 Pharmacology for Nursing

NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice or NHLT12001 Evidence Informed Practice

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey.
Many comments surrounding the clarity of assessment items.
The assessment items will be rewritten and peer reviewed for clarity. The specific items will be changed in line with the Curriculum document and has been discussed with HOC. Changes will be made with consultation with L&T.
Action Taken
The assessment items were changed and rewritten for clarity. This was reviewed and submitted to the Assessments Review Team and feedback was responded to accordingly.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey.
Feedback on assessments not sufficient.
As part of an ongoing project, markers will be given a "comments bank" and contact with each marker will be made to confirm understanding of requirements and outcomes.
Action Taken
Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey
Weekly mini quizzes (ungraded) - both positive and negative feedback.
This component of the unit will be removed. This is in response to feedback from DDLT. As would be expected from a large cohort, there were variable responses.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Consider legal and ethical frameworks and evidence based practice principles to explore the complexity of person centred nursing care across the lifespan in the sub-acute and community settings.
  2. Discuss a lifespan approach to local, national and international chronic disease patterns and preventative measures.
  3. Explore the safe use of technology to facilitate person centred nursing care across the lifespan within the sub-acute and community settings.
  4. Appraise communication processes that enable continuity of care, person safety and quality within the sub-acute and community setting.
  5. Integrate cultural competence to develop person centred nursing interventions across the lifespan including discharge planning where relevant to the sub-acute and community setting.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment