NURS13137 - Outward Bound Nursing Studies
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This is an elective unit that has been designed for students who may be involved in undertaking an outward-bound clinical nursing experience. By studying this unit you will gain knowledge and skill and consider primary health aspects of caring for people from a culture different to your own. Transferable nursing concepts will be explored and you will be encouraged to develop and implement a health-focused project relevant to people and/or a community other than your own.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Not enough information to guide students on assessment requirements. Self evaluation and student feedback. A more descriptive assessment requirements outline.
Not enough feedback to guage quality of students work. Student feedback. A more descriptive pass/fail rubric.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Use effective communication skills and cultural intelligence to apply principles from the nursing process to aid the health of individuals and cultural groups
  2. Acquire, evaluate and utilise person centred resources (human, material, technological and environmental) to aid the health education of individuals and cultural groups
  3. Appreciate the differences between Australian's multicultural society and those considered during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience
  4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)  
2 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Nil textbook required.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorCarina Anderson (c.anderson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Welcome to NURS13137 Outward Bound Nursing Studies

Primary Health Care
Week 2 13-03-2017

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Declaration of Alma-Ata

Social Determinants of Health

Health Workforce

Week 3 20-03-2017 National Health Priorities
Week 4 27-03-2017 Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare
Week 5 03-04-2017

Disease Prevention and Immunisation

Online Quiz Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Vacation Week

Week 6 17-04-2017

Rural and Remote Health

Week 7 24-04-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Week 8 01-05-2017

Children's Health

Week 9 08-05-2017

Women's Health

Week 10 15-05-2017

Men's Health

Week 11 22-05-2017

Ageing Health

Written Assessment Due Monday (22 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Oral Health

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz
Task Description

Assessment 1: Online Quiz

Course Name Outward Bound Nursing Studies
Course No. NURS13137
Coordinator Carina Anderson
Assess No. One
Type Online Quiz
Due date Friday week 5 (7th April, 2017, 2345hrs)
Total Percentage 40%
Details This quiz is related to what you have learnt in weeks 1-4 of this unit. The quiz consists of 60 questions. You will have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. The quiz will be open for five days only.
Quiz opens: Monday 3rd April, 2017, 0900hrs.
Quiz closes: Friday 7th April, 2017, 2345hrs.
Notes to Students If you have any questions regarding this assessment item, please address your questions in the first instance to the Assessment 1 Forum on the Moodle site. If it is of a personal nature, then please contact your unit coordinator directly.
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Use effective communication skills and cultural intelligence to apply principles from the nursing process to aid the health of individuals and cultural groups

2. Acquire, evaluate and utilise person centred resources (human, material, technological and environmental) to aid the health education of individuals and cultural groups

3. Appreciate the differences between Australian's multicultural society and those considered during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience

4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Assessment 2- Written Assessment

Course Name Outward Bound Nursing Studies
Course No. NURS13137
Coordinator Carina Anderson
Assess No. Two
Type Written
Due date Monday week 11, (22nd May, 2017, 2345 hrs)
Word Limit 1500 words
Total Percentage 60%
Details The Australian National Health Priority Areas (NHPA) highlight areas where primary health care is essential for improving health outcomes in the future. You have covered the NPHA’s in module 3.
For this assessment you will choose a target audience and, using the Clinical Reasoning Cycle, plan and develop an educational activity based around the NHPA obesity.
There is a link to the Clinical Reasoning Cycle on the Moodle site for this course. You are expected to cite the Clinical Reasoning Cycle as a primary source, not from the Moodle site.
The information in your activity needs to be evidence based and directed towards your target audience. You will need to outline how the educational activity you are planning will be delivered including why, how, where, what and when. Determine how you will organise your audience to be present. Does the activity require funding? How will funding be sourced? Are there any additional resources required to deliver the activity?
Remember this is a primary health educational activity. Keep it relevant to your target audience.
Notes to Students The format of your assignment should be as follows:
  • A title page
  • Contents page
  • An introduction
  • Main body of the assignment (use headings from the Clinical Reasoning Cycle for each paragraph)
  • Conclusion
  • Reference list
A reference list should be included using APA referencing style. Note: APA guidelines require reference lists to be on a separate page; See the APA reference guide for more details.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria
HD 85-100% D 75-84% C 65-74% P 50-64% F <50%
Structure -15%
Excellent presentation of assignment with inclusion of all correct components, double line spaced, 12 point font, page numbers, word count, and a contents page. Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. . Well-presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font, page numbers, word count and a contents page, 1 or 2 errors in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Well-presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font, page numbers, word count and a contents page, 3 or 4 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Adequate assignment presentation, double line spaced with 12 point font. No word count or contents page included or page numbers, 4 to 7 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Poorly presented assignment. Double spacing not used, 12 point font not used. No, word count or contents page included. Many inaccuracies in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure.
Clear and succinct introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper and conclusion that summarises the paper. Clear and appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper and conclusion that summarises the paper. Appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper and conclusion that summarises the paper. Introduction is apparent although consists only of a list of the contents of the paper. Topic not clearly introduced. Conclusion apparent though incomplete. No recognisable introduction, the topic is not introduced and/or there is no direction offered in respect of the paper. No conclusion or very inadequate.
Organisation and structure is clear and easy to follow. Content is clearly relevant to the topic, the approach clearly and comprehensively addresses the topic and the argument proceeds logically. Well linked to supporting literature. Organisation and structure is clear. Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly addresses the topic and the argument proceeds logically. Supporting literature is used appropriately. Organisation and structure is appropriate. Content is appropriate and addresses the topic and the argument for the most part proceeds logically. Minimal omissions in links to supporting literature. Organisation and structure allows misinterpretation of the meaning of the content. Content addresses the topic and the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion. Frequent omissions in links to supporting literature. Organisation and structure detract from the meaning of the content. Content is irrelevant and or does not address the topic. There is a lack of cohesion. Little to no links to supporting literature.
Approach and Argument (70%)
Content is clearly relevant to the topic. The approach comprehensively answers the question and the argument proceeds logically. Excellent use of the Clinical Reasoning Cycle. Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly answers the question and the argument proceeds logically. Very good use of the Clinical Reasoning Cycle. Content is appropriate and answers the question and the argument for the most part proceeds logically. Good use of the Clinical Reasoning Cycle Content answers the question although the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion. Poor use of the Clinical Reasoning Cycle. Content does not address all aspects of the assessment task. Inadequate description of required content. Little or no discernible critical thought. No use of the Clinical Reasoning Cycle.
Excellent plan and development of a Primary Health Care educational activity. Excellent explanation of the project plan that includes what, who, where and how the project will be conducted. Reasonable plan and development of a Primary Health Care educational activity. Reasonable explanation of the project plan that includes what, who, where and how the project will be conducted. Basic explanation of a plan and development of a Primary Health Care educational activity. Reasonable explanation of the project plan that includes what, who, where and how the project will be conducted Limited explanation of a plan and development of a Primary Health Care educational activity. Adequate explanation of what, who, where and how you intend to achieve the goals and objectives (project plan). No explanation of a plan or development of a Primary Health Care educational activity. Some explanation of what, who, where and how you intend to achieve the goals and objectives (project plan).
Referencing - 15%
Consistently accurate with in-text referencing to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. 1 or 2 consistent in-text referencing errors identified to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. 3 or 4 consistent in-text referencing errors identified to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. 3 or 4 inconsistent in-text referencing errors identified to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Referencing is not consistent with APA style. Many inaccuracies with in-text referencing to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations.
A minimum of 10 up-to-date references used including 5 up-to-date journal articles as well as relevant books and web sites. A minimum of 9 up-to-date references used including 4 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sites. A minimum of 8 up-to-date references used including 4 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sites. A minimum of 7 up-to-date references used including 3 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sites. The required number of 7 up-to-date references not used journal articles not sourced. Relevant web sites not used.
Reference list appears in alphabetical order and fully adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and consistently adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and frequently adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and occasionally adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in no alphabetical order and does not adhere to reference list presentation guidelines APA style.
Total marks

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Use effective communication skills and cultural intelligence to apply principles from the nursing process to aid the health of individuals and cultural groups

2. Acquire, evaluate and utilise person centred resources (human, material, technological and environmental) to aid the health education of individuals and cultural groups

3. Appreciate the differences between Australian's multicultural society and those considered during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience

4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice during any activity related to an outward-bound nursing experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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