In this unit, you will gain knowledge of Australia’s geographic and cultural diversity and the impact of these on the nation’s healthcare needs and health service delivery. You will review contemporary models of health services used to provide healthcare to populations in urban, rural and remote locations. The government's role in the provision of healthcare will be explored. You will analyse the social determinants of health by exploring colonisation, health inequity and culturally safe and equitable access to health care.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Must be enrolled in CL02 Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International 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).
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|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.
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%).
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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65.45% 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:
The unit learning outcomes are linked to the following Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's 'Registered Nurses
Standards for Practice':
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
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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