Health Across the Lifespan: Child and Family Health (10196.1)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe and apply theoretical approaches to child and family nursing;
2. Evaluate therapeutic communication strategies that can be used with, and for, the child and their family;
3. Describe stages of physical, emotional, cognitive and social development;
4. Analyse the influences of family, culture and environment on child and family health outcomes;
5. Recognise and articulate the complexities of nursing care in the context of Indigenous cultures and families/communities;
6. Use a family centred approach for caring for children in a variety of healthcare settings; and
7. Critically reflect upon the responsibilities of the nurse in delivering practice that is ethically and legally safe and appropriate.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 885AA/364JA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.
Must be enrolled in or have already passed 10205 Integrating Nursing Concepts 3 OR 9046 Learning for Professional Practice 3.
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Recommended text (primary):
Fraser, J., Walters, D., Forster, E. & Brown, N. (2017). Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for Practice, (2nd ed.). Cambridge. Available as an e-book on VitalSource platfrom via UC Library. https://library.canberra.edu.au/permalink/61ARL_CNB/esmov/alma991004946353603996
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edn). Washington D.C, US: American Psychological Association. ISBN 9781433832161
Recommended text (secondary):
Haley, C. (2016). Pilletteri's Child and Family Health Nursing in Australia and New Zealand (2nd ed). North Ryde, NSW: Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Additional texts of interest:
Doane, G.H. & Varcoe, C. (2015). How to nurse: relational inquiry with individuals and families in changing health and health care contexts. Baltimore, US: Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Ball, J., Bindler, R., Cowen, K. (2015). Principals of Pediatric Nursing (6th edn). Pearson Education.
Feldman, R. (2014). Development Across the Lifespan (7th edn). New Jersey, US: Pearson Education.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Moderation will be undertaken for all assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with Faculty of Health guidelines and the University Assessment Procedures document which can be found via the following link https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/489
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures). Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available via MyUC under ‘Study'.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
Original work (self plagiarism)
Students must submit original work that has not been previously submitted for assessment at the University of Canberra. Self plagiarism is grounds for referral for academic misconduct. Students are encouraged to note the academic integrity section of this unit outline.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items, and
- Achieve 50% overall.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
You will note the student workload guideline above (6a).
The scheduling for all units in the Bachelor of Nursing as per Allocate+ indicates that students are expd to undertake up to 5 hours per week per unit of directed/self directed learning (SDL) related to assessment preparation, clinical learning or module content revision.
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) is asked to contact the unit convenor if they wish to enact their plan for support with assessments or online/workshop engagement.
Students within 364JA Bachelor of Nursing must ensure that they meet the Inherent Requirements relevant to the profession of nursing – it is each students responsibility to read and understand these UC Nursing Inherent Requirements statements. For support in meeting the inherent requirements, please make a time with firstname.lastname@example.org and your course convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au
It is expected that all students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all scheduled face to face/online classes and on-line activities. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes, the NMBA Registered Nurse standards for practice and professional codes. Therefore, all students are required to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
Required IT skills
- Students are required to have consistent internet access and be proficient in use of internet search engines as part of this unit.
- Students will require access to Canvas, the university's Learning Management System (LMS). All announcements, notifications, learning materials, assessment and marking information will be communicated to students using the Canvas platform.
- From time to time, teaching staff will also incorporate additional online platforms or applications to facilitate student learning within the unit. Specific download information and instructions will be provided to students as required on Canvas.
- Students should also be proficient in Microsoft Office. Written assignments across all units are typically required in Word or PowerPoint format (or other compatible programs).
- This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality, we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
Work placement, internships or practicums