6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Ms Josie Tighe (Clayton)
Ms Chanika Perera (Peninsula)
This unit focuses in developing knowledge related to evidence-based professional practice shared in nursing and midwifery. The importance of leadership in healthcare and the role of leaders for the provision of safe and effective person-centered care (nursing) or woman-centered care (midwifery) will be explored.
Issues of privacy, confidentiality and respect for others will be tested in simulated healthcare environments.
Students will also be introduced to the standards of practice for nurses, midwives and mental health that regulate the professional roles and responsibilities as they pertain to the Australian healthcare system.
Emphasis is placed on the legal and ethical requirements that underpin practice as registered nurses and midwives, including Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and the concept of 'fitness to practice'.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Discuss and apply theories of leadership in nursing and midwifery practice;
- Analyse the legal and ethical implications of the health care professionals' relationship with clients, their families and other health care providers;
- Examine and standards and codes of practice that underpin nursing and midwifery practice;
- Describe the attributes and roles of leaders in nursing and the relationship to nursing and midwifery leadership and teamwork;
- identify the legal and ethical considerations that underpin practice as a registered nurse or /and midwife;
- Discuss legal concepts related to trespass, confidentiality, privacy and access to health care documentation
- A case study (2,000 words equivalent) (20%)
- Online Quiz (10%)
- iSAP scenario (1,500 words) (30%)
- Written Examination (2 hours) (40%) (hurdle)
Lectures 1 hour/week
Tutorials/active learning 2 hours/week
Guided pre-learning 1-2 hour/week
Self-directed learning 6 hours/week
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Must be enrolled in M2006 or M3007