NURSING 3007OL - Nursing in an International Context

Online - Semester 1 - 2015

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 3007OL
    Course Nursing in an International Context
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact Online
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Philippa Rasmussen


    Sue Sharrad
    Lecturer
    School of Nursing
    The University of Adelaide
    AUSTRALIA 5005
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3643
    Fax: +61 8 8313 3594
    suzanne.sharrad@adelaide.edu.au
    www.health.adelaide.edu.au/nursing/
    CRICOS Provider Number 00123M
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Online Course semester one
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At 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

    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 Describe the nature of pandemics 

    7 Evaluate the role of conflict in poor health outcomes 

    8 Describe the impact of water and sanitation on health outcomes 

    9 Consider climate change, tropical diseases and planning for health

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-9
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2,4,8
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-9
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. n/a
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,4,9
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No prescribed text
    Online Learning
    Learning in this course will be supported through articles and publications.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Online lectures through MyUni: There will be online lectures or podcasts for each week.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    It 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
    • The Future of health Nanotechnology, robots,
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Item Weighting Word count
    1. Online quiz formative N/A
    2. Online Quizzes (Weeks 2-7) 22.5% 900 equivalent
    3. Report (Essay) 55% 2,000
    4. Online Quizzes (Weeks 8-12) 22.5% 900 equivalent
    Assessment Detail
    ASSESSMENT 1: Online Quiz (due week 3)

    ASSESSMENT 2: Online Quizzes for weeks 2-7 of the course. Due week 8.

    ASSESSMENT 3: Report in essay for. details will be avaiable when semester begins. Due week 11.

    ASSESSMENT 3: Online Quizzes for weeks 8-12 of the course. Due week 13.
    Submission
    Unless 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. Cover sheets are required for all assignments and can be accessed from the School of Nursing website. Extension of 1 week for submission of assignments can automatically be granted when an online request is submitted. (Please see Study Guide for details) Requests must be made before the due date of the assignment. In principle, all assignments should be submitted by the due date. Late submission without an approved extension will be penalised at the rate of 5% of available marks for each working day after the due date. Work submitted more than ten days after the due date may be returned unmarked. This action will be taken to prevent students who do get their work in on time being disadvantaged.
    The policy for applying for extensions is outlined in the School Manual and the Study Guides.
    Whenever possible staff will turn around marked assignments within 4 weeks or earlier
    Course Grading

    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.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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