Nurses working in rural and remote areas are often referred to as specialist generalists, indicating their role’s multifaceted nature and diverse contexts. They care for the 7 million people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, with a higher rate of chronic disease and a significantly lower life expectation compared to urban dwellers, exacerbated by the lack of access to healthcare. This unit of study will allow students to develop the advanced knowledge, skills and critical thinking required to work in this complex environment to provide quality care for the population. You will explore professional boundaries, personal security, and how-to health education and navigation of health resources.
|Rural and Remote Nursing|
|Unit of study code||341|
|Availability||GC Community and Primary Health Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||339 – Chronic Disease Management in the Communit|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Linlin Ho MACN
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Rural and remote health||a) critically analyse the burden of disease in rural and remote Australia and the impact on healthcare||Assessment 1: Snapshot of your state Blog||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Triage and escalation of care||b) evaluate the models of rural and remote nursing in Australia||Assessment 2: Essay||25%||4|
|Theme 3: Working as a member of the community||c) critically reflect on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be a nurse in rural and remote Australia.||Assessment 3: Reflective essay||25%||7|
|d) apply critical thinking principles to the principles of rural and remote nursing||Assessment 4: Advocate activity poster or presentation||45%||10|
|e) advocate respectfully for First Nation people and other vulnerable populations to improve quality of care.|
Rural and Remote Nursing (341) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.