Foundations of Professional Planning (9799.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key discipline-specific and generic skills, attitudes and abilities they will need in their academic and professional lives over the next five years;
2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years;
3. Identify communication modes appropriate to their discipline and professional destination (written communication, presentation skills, negotiation skills, listening skills, video/audio and multimedia presentation, scientific discourse, mathematical and statistical communication, communication through social media, and other methods);
4. Employ logical reasoning, effective argument, critical and creative thinking skills, and appropriate academic integrity to communicate effectively in specific academic assessment tasks (essays, presentations, scientific reports, and others);
5. Examine how cultural, social and professional boundaries, identities and expectations shape and influence communication, and how to work with these factors in communicating effectively in a globalised world;
6. Work effectively in teams to achieve academic and real-world/professional goals; and
7. Reflect upon the relationship between diversity, divergence and innovation in effective teamwork.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 364JA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.
Equivalent units9572 Becoming a Professional.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Ms Kath Sainsbury|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Amanda Mckie|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Amanda Mckie|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Fiona James|
The following textbooks will be used throughout this unit: copies are available via the UC library
Hofmeyer, A. & Fedoruk, M. ( 2014). Becoming a nurse: An evidence based approach (2nd Ed.). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. Available University of Canberra Library Online.
Chang, E. & Daly, J. (2019). Transitions in nursing: Preparing for professional practice (5th Ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia. Available University of Canberra Library (not available online).
American Psychological Association (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). USA: Authors. Library call number: BF76.7.P83 2020 available on short loan.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018). Code of conduct for Nurses. Melbourne, Vic. Available from: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines-statements/professional-standards.aspx
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016). Registered Nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Vic: ANMC. Available from: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines-statements/professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
Readings, videos and lecture podcasts will be provided on the unit Canvas site.
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.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items, and
- Achieve 50% overall.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation processes are in line with the Faculty of Health guidelines and the University Assessment Procedures 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 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.
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 expected 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.
Each unit has virtual tutorials/seminars of which one per module/week will typically be recorded for those who cannot make their scheduled times, this approach supports flexible delivery, recognising the many priorities that students are managing.
Inclusion and 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 students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all scheduled face to face 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
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums