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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Community Practice

Enrolment code: CNA316

Offered: Hobart: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1 OR semester 2, Launceston: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1 OR semester 2, North-West Centre: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1 OR semester 2

Unit description:

Focuses on a primary health care and health promotion approach to studying nursing practice in various community and mental health care settings. The unit consists of two modules (Community Health Nursing and Mental Health Nursing). It gives students comprehensive experience and enables them to gain appropriate knowledge and skills in both areas. Students are exposed to a range of situations and health care settings where they can expect to gain competence within the full range of Australian Nursing Council Incorporated (ANCI) Competencies.

Note: students are required to be available 5 days a week, including early mornings and evenings, as students in hospital and community settings.

Staff Ms J Spencer (Coordinator), Ms H Noble, Ms M Wilton, Ms C Bobrowski For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 37.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2-day introductory workshop, 1-day changeover workshop (week 8), 3 hrs lecture/tutorials weekly (11 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites CNA225 , CXA282  
Corequisites CNA307  
Assessment mode Mental Health Nursing performance in practice, practice portfolio and student presentation (50%); Community-based Nursing performance in practice, practice portfolio and student presentation (50%). Students are required to achieve a pass in both modules to pass the unit Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Recommended texts etc (on Restricted Loan)
Hunt R, Zurek E, Introduction to Community Based Nursing, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1997
Malouf, D, How to Create and Deliver a Dynamic Presentation, McPhersons, Melb, 1988
McMurray A, Community Health and Wellness: A Socioecological Approach, Mosby, NSW, 1998
Pike S & Forster D, Health Promotion for All, Churchill Livingstone, NY, 1995
Spradley BW, Readings in Community Nursing, 5th edn. JB Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1997
Wass A, Promoting Health: the Primary Health Care Approach, 2nd edn, Harcourt Saunders, Syd, 2000
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Discipline (School) Nursing  
Courses Bachelor of Nursing  
Faculty website Faculty of Health Science  
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