Health Across the Lifespan: Child and Family Health (10196.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - Sydney Hills Campus, Castle Hill, NSW
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Family identity, structures, roles, cultural perspectives and histories shape family functioning and interactions with the healthcare system. From both primary and tertiary healthcare perspectives, this unit develops knowledge and skills in the health and development assessment of infants, children, young people and families to inform clinical reasoning and child/family focused therapeutic care.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply socially just and culturally aware family and child centred nursing principles to support family flourishing;
2. Analyse child health and development principles and holistic health data to inform therapeutic nursing care, including pharmacotherapy and quality use of medicines, in primary and tertiary contexts for children and families;
3. Explore family role adaption, maternal health and foetal development in preparation for childbirth;
4. Examine and reflect on the impact of identity, family, culture and environment on child health outcomes;
5. Discuss the role of primary health care in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families; and
6. Critically reflect upon the responsibilities of the nurse in delivering practice that is ethically informed and legally sound.
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
Prerequisites11835 Person-Centred Practice in Nursing
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Julie Blackburn|
|2023||UC - Sydney Hills Campus, Castle Hill, NSW||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Julie Blackburn|
Haley, C. (2016) Pillitteri's Child and Family Health Nursing in Australia and New Zealand,(2nd ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Sharma, A., Cockerill, H., O'Kawa, N., and Sanctuary, L. (2022). Mary Sheridan's from birth to five years: children's developmental progress (Fifth ed). Routledge.
Hill, R., Hall, H., & Glew, P. (2016). Fundamentals of nursing and midwifery: A person-centred approach to care. Wolters Kluwer Polska.
McCormack, B., McCance, T., Bulley, C., Brown, D., McMillan, A., & Martin, S. (Eds.). (2021). Fundamentals of person-centred healthcare Practice. John Wiley & Sons.
All UC Nursing courses use APA 7th Edition for referencing
American Psychological Association (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association¿: the official guide to APA style. (Seventh ed). Washington, DC.
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
- Attend 80% of scheduled workshops/tutorials, 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).
All Bachelor of Nursing students are expected to undertake a minimum of five (5) hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed learning (SDL), related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning, or revision, in addition to their timetabled unit contact (i.e., lectures, workshops, tutorials).
In nursing where PEP is a requirement for professional registration, hours expected for engagement and to meet the unit requirements are necessarily adjusted and may fluctuate during the teaching period.
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 email@example.com 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.
Students are expected to attend their allocated workshop/tutorial (and seminar in INC units). Failure to meet the attendance requirements of this unit will result in a NC grade. In the event that a student experiences extenuating circumstances impacting on their ability to attend their allocated workshop the student must notify the unit convenor via the unit email and provide documentary evidence to support their absence.
Approved absences, supported by documentary evidence, will be determined at the discretion of the unit convenor. Where an approved absence is granted, the student will be advised of the required make up work and timeframe.
The theoretical underpinning of caring science is fundamental to ensure safe nursing practice. Completion of all learning modules, including directed and self-directed study, and active participation in workshops is expected. Participating in workshop discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers (see NMBA RN standards for practice 2016 Standard 2 and related criterion https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
Required IT skills
Please note the materials required for this unit section. You will require computer skills to access the internet upload to the Canvas university site submissions in various formats. 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.
Students undertaking units where there are assessment items conducted online are strongly encouraged to test their setup during the semester. Where support for troubleshooting technical issues is identified by students, students are encouraged to seek support from Service Desk.
The following costs are expected with this unit:
- Self printing of any electronic material provided
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities and/or assessments (e.g. reliable computer and internet connection).
Work placement, internships or practicums