NURSING 3007 - Nursing in an International Context
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 3007 Course Nursing in an International Context Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to B.Nurs students only Course Description Nursing in an international context adds a global perspective to the Bachelor of Nursing program. A range of social and health considerations such as poverty, emerging and resistant diseases, refugee health and access to fundamental provisions such as water and food are considered. The global response to health care by the WHO and other NGOs is also examined. The role of the nurse in the international health care community is explored and opportunities for reflection and debate about future health care goals are given.
Course Coordinator: Ms Melissa Arnold-Chamney
Adelaide Nursing School
Level 4 AHMS
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3643
Phone: +61 8313 3595
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Online Course semester one with three optional face to face sessions spaced throughout the semester.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the completion of this course you will be able to;
1. Characterise nursing in an international context
2. Identify the role of the World Health Organisation and other Non Government Organisations in developing nations
3. Apply the principles of epidemiology to global health threats
4. Consider health statistics and health informatics
5. Identify the role of poverty in causing illness
6. Identify emerging and resistant diseases
7. Consider the future of health, nursing migration and medical tourism
8. Evaluate the impact of conflict and panemics in poor health outcomes
9. Describe the impact of water and sanitation on health outcomes
10. Consider climate change, tropical diseases and planning for health
University Graduate Attributes
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
2, 4, 7, 10
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
4, 8, 9
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 3, 5, 6,7
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Required ResourcesNo prescribed text is required for this course.
Readings will be provided by the course co-ordinator within canvas that students will use to guide their learning.
Online LearningLearning in this course will be supported through articles and publications.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesOnline lectures through MyUni: There will be online lectures or podcasts for each week.
These will be supported by three optional face to face tutorials throughout the course. The tutorials will each focus on a different area. One focuses on working overseas as an RN and what this may involve, another focuses on getting your first TPPP nursing position in Australia and the last tutorial focuses working as a volunteer overseas.
WorkloadIt is expected that you will need to spend about 12 hours of study a week to successfully complete this course. This includes listening to the lectures or podcasts, reading, completing activities and completing assessments. Thus some weeks it will be more and others less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester
Learning Activities Summary
- Introduction to nursing in an International Context
- Nursing roles and regulation in an International Context.
- Emerging diseases
- Public health issues
- Poverty and disadvantaged populations
- The role of WHO and NGOs in developing nations
- The developing nations and disease
- The impact of conflict on health
- The health consequences of natural disasters
- Non communicable disease and health impacts
- Humans and the impact on global disease
- Universal Law (Human rights and humanitarian law)
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Item Weighting Word count Learning Outcome(s) being addressed 1. Online quiz formative 250 equivalent 1 2. Online Quizzes x 3 20% 750 equivalent 1-10 3. Fact sheet 40% 1,500 equivalent 1, 4, 6 4. Report 40% 1,500 1-10
Assessment DetailASSESSMENT 1: Formative Online Quiz.
This online formative assessment will consist of a series of questions pertaining to the content as is presented in week 1 of the study guide; the questions are either multiple choice or true/false. This opportunity will expose you to the learning and teaching methodology that is used in an online course and will enable them to better plan their study commitments.
ASSESSMENT 2: Online Quizzes x 3.
The three online quizzes pertains to the content presented in weeks (1-2, 3-5 & 6-8) so reference to the weekly readings and activities will be useful. The online quizzes will be accessed through Canvas. For each online quiz, you are permitted only one (1) attempt
ASSESSMENT 3: Fact Sheet.
You are required to create a 1500 word fact sheet from a choice of four topics:
1. Consider nursing regulation and provide an overview of this in relation to Australia and an international country of your choice.
2. Describe the role nursing plays in WHO / NGO in an international country of your choice
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of culture on nursing roles in either Australia or an international country of your choice.
4. Identify an emerging disease in either Australia or an international country and explain the nursing role for this (public health, education, and immunisation).
ASSESSMENT 4: Report.
You are required to complete a 1500 word paper.
In this essay, you will compare and contrast nursing in Australia and the Australian healthcare system with what you have discovered about nursing in an international context and other international healthcare systems.
Thus, you are required to write an essay on the following topic;
“Compare and contrast aspects of nursing in an Australian healthcare system to nursing and healthcare systems in either a developing or a developed nation. Discuss the major challenges faced by nursing in that country.”
SubmissionUnless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through the assignments portal of MyUni. TurnItin will be used to check student assignments. Students MUST keep an electronic copy of all assignments submitted.
Extensions are generally awarded for no more than 10 working days unless there are exceptional circumstances.
See the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/3303/
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The eSELT from 2018 showed that students really enjoyed the three face to face optional tutorials, hearing about challenges of working in war torn areas first hand was extremely positively evaluated. The curriculum vitae and interview preparedness for your first nursing position in Australia was positively received and feedback suggested that providing this earlier in the semester would be better and will occur in the 2019 running of the course. Some students found the fact sheet a difficult assessment as it incorporates a visual aspect to it and so in 2019 this assessment will be amended.
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