This unit will provide you with the knowledge of the health and healthcare needs of a range of people within Australia’s culturally diverse society with an emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health perspectives. You will review contemporary models of health services used to provide healthcare to populations in urban, rural and remote locations. You will explore the social determinants of health by analysing health conditions and the provision of quality and culturally safe health care. The role of the government will also be analysed in terms of the provision of health care. You will use your judgement in a range of simulated scenarios across these contextual factors in order to contribute to meaningful and responsive care.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Must be enrolled in CH79 Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Re-Entry)
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.
|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
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 53.33% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Standard 1: Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
1.2 develops practice through reflection on experiences, knowledge, actions, feelings and beliefs to identify how these shape practice
1.3 respects all cultures and experiences, which includes responding to the role of family and community that underpin the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of other cultures
Standard 2: Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships
2.2 communicates effectively, and is respectful of a person’s dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights
2.3 recognises that people are the experts in the experience of their life
2.4 provides support and directs people to resources to optimise health-related decisions
2.5 advocates on behalf of people in a manner that respects the person’s autonomy and legal capacity
Standard 6: Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice
6.5 practises in accordance with relevant policies, guidelines, standards, regulations and legislation
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Communication||•||•|
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|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
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