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Legal issues and concepts (6 points)


Leader: Melanie Birks (Gippsland), Debra Griffiths (Peninsula)

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the Australian legal system including the processes and institutions that impact on nursing practice. Students will identify the law as it relates to the delivery of health services including professional standards and regulation, complaint mechanisms and relevant legal forums including the coroner's court. Students will be encouraged to explore the nursing relationship and obligations owed to their patients, patient families and professional colleagues in the various health care environments.

Assessment: Written assignment: 40% + Clinical project: 30% + Exam: 30%

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