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NUR1443 - Professional issues

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mr Glenn Doolan


Not offered in 2007


This unit aims to encourage students to critically analyse and reflect upon selected contemporary issues and trends in nursing. On completion of this unit, the students are expected to be able to critically examine changes in international nursing with particular reference to the experience of their own society; appraise and evaluate their own practice in recognition of these changes; to be able to discuss the health issues related to comparative health, primary care, nursing work, and multi-cultural nursing.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine socio-historical developments in the nursing profession
  2. Review and identify key goals for individual professional developments
  3. Identify important debates and issues in relation to the nursing profession
  4. Discuss the implications of changes in patterns of change within the international nursing environment
  5. Engage in debates relating to health and wellness issues within a variety of population groups
  6. Appraise and evaluate his/her own practice in recognition of aforementioned developments and changes.


Assignments: 100% (20%, 30% and 50%)


Available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration).