FOUNDATIONS FOR CHILD, FAMILY & COMMUNITY NURSING PRACTICE A

NSM4FCF

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for families in child, family & community nursing practice contexts. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice and to undertake further studies at more advanced levels in child, family & community nursing. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. Students will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in child, family and community contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible mode comprising online learning modules via LMS and a limited number of oncampus workshops (and/ or online virtual classrooms) and supported by clinical practicum maternal and child health settings.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLael Ridgway

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in course code: HMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be admitted in the Child, Family Community stream to enrol in this subject. Students must have secured a clinical placement with a Maternal and Child Health service provider in their state, with written confirmation of this, prior to commencing the subject. Students are required to attend an on campus clinical workshop in February. Failure to do so may result in them being excluded from the course.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply specialty knowledge, skills &/ or equipment/technology to well defined situations in your specialty area.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting

02. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable inferences.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting

03. Make informed judgements and develop plans in response to well defined scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant & substantial information.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting

04. Critically analyse current knowledge, data and processes in your specialty in order to inform your practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice

05. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation and tailor your professional communication, using listening, speaking, writing and ICT skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice

06. Perform independent work & work as an effective team member in a variety of situations within your specialty setting.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice

07. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within your specialty area.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice

08. Recognise your own learning needs & use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 08-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLael Ridgway

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 08 - 22
One 4.0 hours problem based learning per week from week 08 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"4 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules."

Placement - Off Site Week: 12 - 26
One 8.0 hours placement - off site per week from week 12 to week 26 and delivered via blended.
"76 hours placement - off site per study period. (Practicum Average: 7.6 hours per week clinical learning time in consultation with LGA.)"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
Three 8.0 hours workshop per study period from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 compulsory 8-hour workshops per study periods and delivered via blended mode."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Four 3.0 hours workshop per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"4 x 3 hours face-to-face workshops (or online classroom equivalent) per semester. May include attendance at MCH State conference."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
one 2,000-word written assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 5000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaIncludes one 1000-word equivalent clinical appraisal (Hurdle) This assessment may be broken into sections, including an online quiz. 60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08