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HNN026 - Legal Ethical and Contemporary Issues in Australian Nursing Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Corporate Teaching Period 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H011 Return to Practice and Initial Registration (Overseas Nurses)

Unit chair:

Jennifer Rawet

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Intensive unit made up of 32 hours of classes, could concepts and simulation

Content

This unit will introduce the students to expectations of the profession including scope of practice for registered nurses, current issues, professional development and preparation for employment in Australia. The unit will also introduce cultural safety in particular issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and refugees within the Australian social, cultural, political and economic context in which health services operate as well as legal, ethical, political, social and cultural principles as they relate to nursing in Australia.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group presentation (equivalent to 1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Johnstone, MJ 2009, Bioethics: A nursing perspective (4th ed.). Sydney, Churchill Livingstone.
Staunton, P & Chiarella, M 2012, Nursing and the law (7th ed.). Sydney, Churchill Livingstone
Fleming, M.L., & Parker, E 2007, Health promotion: Principles and practice in the Australian context. Sydney, Allen and Unwin.
Lin, V Smith, S & Fawkes, S 2007, Public health practice in Australia. Sydney, Unwin and Allen.
McIlwraith, J 2010, Health Care and the Law, 5th ed, Prymont, NSW, Thonson Reuters (Professional) Australia.
Talbot, L & Verrinder, G 2005, Promoting health. The primary health care approach (3rd ed.). Sydney, Elsevier Churchill Livingston.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2984$3200

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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