Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowedge and skills required to care for patients in breast care nursing practice contexts. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice and undertake further studies at more advanced levels in breast care 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 specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and a limited number of on campus workshops (and/or equivalent online virtual classrooms) and supported by appropriate clinical practicum.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2014, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 2.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"8-hours per week of clinical learning time."

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"2-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules."

Problem Based Learning
Four 6.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via blended.
"4 x 6-hour face-to-face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."


Assessment elementComments%
One 1000-word academic skills written assignment10
One 1000-word clinical appraisalHurdle requirement. Students must achieve a pass for this appraisal in order to pass the subject.0
One 2000-word written assignment30
One 5000-word equivalent case presentation60