Health Practice Evaluation PG (8567.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Conceptualise a suitable project to enable evaluation of the delivery and effectiveness of one aspect of health care practice;
2. Develop, plan, implement, and lead the project to completion;
3. Evaluate findings of the project;
4. Make recommendations based upon the evidence, for improving the delivery and effectiveness of the health care practice; and
5. Identify ways in which theoretical learning has enhanced professional practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Health Practice Evaluation offers students the opportunity to evaluate professional practice. This unit is structured to support students through self-directed study. Students enrolling in this unit must be engaged in a clinical, educational, managerial, or leadership capacity within the health services sector. Students will be required to work effectively with colleagues and mentors within their occupational environment to effect change.
“Like toddlers and tyrants, we are quick to take our own stories as infallible truth, and dismiss as wrong-headed or wicked anyone who disagrees” (Schulz, 2010)
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Online||Dr Catherine Paterson|
All UC nursing courses use APA 7th Edition for referencing. Please include this in required texts and in assessment items
- Recommended texts
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with the faculty of health guidelines and the University assessment procedures document https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
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 from the Student Forms page.
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.
Use of Text Matching Software
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.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours.
Please familiarise yourself with Canvas and use the Canvas help options as required.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact the Unit convenor if they wish to enact this plan for support with assessments or classroom engagement or Online engagement
It is expected that students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit, and complete all activities within the learning modules, including directed and self directed study, and actively participate in scheduled online sessions via the Canvas Virtual Room. Participating in class 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 -
Furthermore participation in virtual sessions enables students to ask questions and develop professional behaviours and accountability for safe practice.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet and by able to upload to the ‘Canvas' university site written submissions using ‘word' and PowerPoint 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 will need access to a computer and the internet and have skills in searching the literature. It is strongly recomended you discuss you literature searching with Library staff.
EndNote is a referencing tool, allowing users to organise bibliographic references and use them in MS Word documents. If you are unfamiliar with Endnote it is recommended that you seek assistance with bibliographic management. This help can be accessed from the liaison librarian.
No costs are anticipated. Please discuss this with the unit convenor as necessary
Work placement, internships or practicums
There is no work placement or practicum requirement for this Unit.
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