NURS20163 - Australian Identity and Nursing Care

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in CL02 Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Entry)

Co-requisite: NURS20160

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 2 - 2022

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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 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.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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.

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: Feedback by student.
The students found the Unit to be important and interesting.
The student found this Unit to be important. Study topics, such as internal bias and privilege, encouraged students to examine themselves and their own culture and consider how that would affect the way in which they delivered care.
Action Taken
Privilege, bias and culture are core concepts taught in the course. In Term 3, 2019, students will use the Everyday Racism App to complete an assessment activity. This medium-fidelity virtual reality activity encourages students to consider bias, privilege and culture through someone else's shoes.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
"I like the way the lectures were laid out for the students in moodle but I think the time needed to complete each module with lots of readings on it before the assessment's deadline is not enough. I maybe reading slowly than what I should do and this is my first time studying course online."
Reconsider the number of readings required in the unit. Create a schedule that outlines the unit activities and time to complete the activity.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Evaluation Report Classroom discussions
Students wanted more lecture time to go through activities and theory.
Increase the lecture time from 1hr to 2 hrs. Introduce study groups so that students can learn from one another.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
While the content was heavy, the teaching staff presented it in a way that was easy to learn.
Continue with constructive alignment approach. Continue with consolidation activities which are aligned to lectures and the assignment. Compliment the teaching approach with study groups.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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