NURS13137 - Outward Bound Nursing Studies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is an elective unit that has been designed for students who may be involved in undertaking an outward-bound clinical nursing experience. By studying this unit you will gain knowledge and skill and consider primary health aspects of caring for people from a culture different to your own. Transferable nursing concepts will be explored and you will be encouraged to develop and implement a health-focused project relevant to people and/or a community other than your own.


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 There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Term 3 - 2019 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. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.56% response rate.

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 feedback.
Not enough feedback to guage quality of students work.
A more descriptive pass/fail rubric.
Action Taken
This unit is no longer a pass/fail unit, as such, a more descriptive rubric was provided for students.
Source: Self evaluation and student feedback.
Not enough information to guide students on assessment requirements.
A more descriptive assessment requirements outline.
Action Taken
A more descriptive assessment outline was provided for assessment item 2. In addition, students were provided with an exemplar for assessment item 2. Also Zoom sessions were provided specifically to address assessment 1 and 2 requirements.
Source: Student feedback
Students would prefer if weekly Zoom sessions were offered in this unit.
Offer weekly Zoom sessions. These sessions should be recorded.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use effective communication skills and cultural intelligence to apply principles from the nursing process to aid the health of individuals and cultural groups
  2. Acquire, evaluate and utilise person centred resources (human, material, technological and environmental) to aid the health education of individuals and cultural groups
  3. Appreciate the differences between Australian's multicultural society and those considered during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience
  4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment