This unit is a specialist elective unit offered in the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing course. Students come to this unit with a good understanding of primary health care across the lifespan, the general principles and concepts in the care of people from linguistically and culturally diverse groups, including Indigenous Australians and a developing understanding of the role and scope of the registered nurse in contemporary Australian health care.
NUR325 builds on nursing knowledge gained in other units in the course and, using a primary health care framework, introduces students to concepts and principles in the care of childbearing and childrearing families in Australia. The unit also encourages students to reflect on their knowledge and understanding of the professional practice requirements to provide safe, culturally responsive and evidence-based nursing care for childbearing and childrearing families in Australia. A key focus of the unit is extending student understanding of how social determinants of health can impact on childbearing and childrearing beliefs, practices and decision-making in the Australian context.
Prescribed Text - CHILD YOUTH & FAMILY HEALTH STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES
RECOMMENDED TEXT - INFANTS CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS