Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) offshore (Singapore)

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

This degree has two intakes per year and can be studied over one year full-time or two years part-time. The full-time attendance pattern is only available for students commencing in Semester 2 (July).
Students must complete 48 credit points of core units of study set out in the relevant table below.

One year full-time commencing Semester 2 (July)

SNGP3001 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Christopher Gordon Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical capabilities required by registered nurses for the assessment of patients. Students will further develop their skills in comprehensive nursing assessment of patients and their understanding of the related biological and psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. The unit will also focus on the translation of comprehensive assessment to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice.
SNGP3012 Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jacqueline Bloomfield Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study explores nursing knowledge from a variety of perspectives and in doing so allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required for nursing in contemporary health care settings. Students will examine the important contribution of knowledge to evidence-based nursing practice and will develop the skills required to search for, retrieve and critically evaluate literature. Students will also develop and refine skills needed to demonstrate their own knowledge and understanding in academic work.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the historical background and current debates relevant to nursing knowledge and practice. This will be achieved through the study of ideas and seminal literature from discrete periods in time including the Nightingale era, the scientific age and the technological period. Students will also critically analyse current issues affecting nurses and healthcare in Singapore including the ageing population, socio-political issues, technology and globalisation and the impact that these are having on nursing knowledge.
SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jennifer Green Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
The field of clinical and patient education is addressed in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what impact they may have on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. The unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.
SNGP3011 Primary Health Care and Community Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Randall Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse¿s role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population¿s disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting.
Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans for people of all ages from infancy to older age.
SNGP3005 Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clare Davies Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study provides a forum for registered nurses to enhance their knowledge of clinical leadership and to develop a framework for implementing and developing their leadership in clinical practice. The structure of the unit will encourage participants to explore and analyse the topic of clinical leadership and effective workplace environments, in particular their impact on the provision of safe, high quality healthcare. Topics will include nursing leadership and management, quality and safety in healthcare, shared and clinical governance, organisational climate and culture, workplace resilience, change management and effective interdisciplinary team working. The unit of study will encourage students to reflect on their own and others clinical leadership, and how this influences the provision of safe, high quality nursing care.
SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jacqueline Bloomfield Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be explored. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (vis-a-vis evidence-based nursing or evidence-based practice). As well, the unit will begin to prepare students for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
SNGP3004 Professional Practice Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Murray Fisher Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 12 unspecified credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study is intended to be undertaken as one of the final units of study in the degree program as it acts as a capstone to the students learning. This unit encourages students to draw on their prior learning from across all units of study in the degree program and further develops their graduate qualities. Students will undertake an investigation/review of an area of practice, or a particular practice, in nursing. The project will involve articulating an argument for thorough examination of practice in nursing ¿ for example a review of a practice/procedure/policy/protocol ¿ and culminate in a literature review formulated as a journal manuscript suitable for submission to a specified journal for publication. The literature review will include primary research, and where appropriate examination of other forms of evidence, such as written policies and protocols. Students will be guided to the type of review and approach to the review. This project is highly suited to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests include clinical leadership, management of a clinical service or practice development and/or the use of evidence in practice.
SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Murray Fisher Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study explores the legal and ethical framework in which health and social care is situated, with a particular focus on nursing. The unit will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and effect on nursing practice. The unit is structured around the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the Code) developed by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and is intended to explore clinical practice through an in-depth analysis of the Value Statements included in the Code and their relevant ethical practice points.
Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impacts upon professional nursing practice.

Two years part-time commencing Semester 2 (July)

Year 1
SNGP3001 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Christopher Gordon Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical capabilities required by registered nurses for the assessment of patients. Students will further develop their skills in comprehensive nursing assessment of patients and their understanding of the related biological and psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. The unit will also focus on the translation of comprehensive assessment to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice.
SNGP3012 Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jacqueline Bloomfield Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study explores nursing knowledge from a variety of perspectives and in doing so allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required for nursing in contemporary health care settings. Students will examine the important contribution of knowledge to evidence-based nursing practice and will develop the skills required to search for, retrieve and critically evaluate literature. Students will also develop and refine skills needed to demonstrate their own knowledge and understanding in academic work.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the historical background and current debates relevant to nursing knowledge and practice. This will be achieved through the study of ideas and seminal literature from discrete periods in time including the Nightingale era, the scientific age and the technological period. Students will also critically analyse current issues affecting nurses and healthcare in Singapore including the ageing population, socio-political issues, technology and globalisation and the impact that these are having on nursing knowledge.
SNGP3005 Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clare Davies Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study provides a forum for registered nurses to enhance their knowledge of clinical leadership and to develop a framework for implementing and developing their leadership in clinical practice. The structure of the unit will encourage participants to explore and analyse the topic of clinical leadership and effective workplace environments, in particular their impact on the provision of safe, high quality healthcare. Topics will include nursing leadership and management, quality and safety in healthcare, shared and clinical governance, organisational climate and culture, workplace resilience, change management and effective interdisciplinary team working. The unit of study will encourage students to reflect on their own and others clinical leadership, and how this influences the provision of safe, high quality nursing care.
SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jacqueline Bloomfield Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be explored. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (vis-a-vis evidence-based nursing or evidence-based practice). As well, the unit will begin to prepare students for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
Year 2
SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jennifer Green Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
The field of clinical and patient education is addressed in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what impact they may have on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. The unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.
SNGP3011 Primary Health Care and Community Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Randall Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse¿s role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population¿s disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting.
Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans for people of all ages from infancy to older age.
SNGP3004 Professional Practice Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Murray Fisher Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 12 unspecified credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study is intended to be undertaken as one of the final units of study in the degree program as it acts as a capstone to the students learning. This unit encourages students to draw on their prior learning from across all units of study in the degree program and further develops their graduate qualities. Students will undertake an investigation/review of an area of practice, or a particular practice, in nursing. The project will involve articulating an argument for thorough examination of practice in nursing ¿ for example a review of a practice/procedure/policy/protocol ¿ and culminate in a literature review formulated as a journal manuscript suitable for submission to a specified journal for publication. The literature review will include primary research, and where appropriate examination of other forms of evidence, such as written policies and protocols. Students will be guided to the type of review and approach to the review. This project is highly suited to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests include clinical leadership, management of a clinical service or practice development and/or the use of evidence in practice.
SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Murray Fisher Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study explores the legal and ethical framework in which health and social care is situated, with a particular focus on nursing. The unit will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and effect on nursing practice. The unit is structured around the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the Code) developed by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and is intended to explore clinical practice through an in-depth analysis of the Value Statements included in the Code and their relevant ethical practice points.
Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impacts upon professional nursing practice.

Two years part-time commencing Semester 1 (January)

Year 1
SNGP3005 Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clare Davies Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study provides a forum for registered nurses to enhance their knowledge of clinical leadership and to develop a framework for implementing and developing their leadership in clinical practice. The structure of the unit will encourage participants to explore and analyse the topic of clinical leadership and effective workplace environments, in particular their impact on the provision of safe, high quality healthcare. Topics will include nursing leadership and management, quality and safety in healthcare, shared and clinical governance, organisational climate and culture, workplace resilience, change management and effective interdisciplinary team working. The unit of study will encourage students to reflect on their own and others clinical leadership, and how this influences the provision of safe, high quality nursing care.
SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jacqueline Bloomfield Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be explored. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (vis-a-vis evidence-based nursing or evidence-based practice). As well, the unit will begin to prepare students for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
SNGP3001 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Christopher Gordon Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical capabilities required by registered nurses for the assessment of patients. Students will further develop their skills in comprehensive nursing assessment of patients and their understanding of the related biological and psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. The unit will also focus on the translation of comprehensive assessment to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice.
SNGP3012 Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jacqueline Bloomfield Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study explores nursing knowledge from a variety of perspectives and in doing so allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required for nursing in contemporary health care settings. Students will examine the important contribution of knowledge to evidence-based nursing practice and will develop the skills required to search for, retrieve and critically evaluate literature. Students will also develop and refine skills needed to demonstrate their own knowledge and understanding in academic work.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the historical background and current debates relevant to nursing knowledge and practice. This will be achieved through the study of ideas and seminal literature from discrete periods in time including the Nightingale era, the scientific age and the technological period. Students will also critically analyse current issues affecting nurses and healthcare in Singapore including the ageing population, socio-political issues, technology and globalisation and the impact that these are having on nursing knowledge.
Year 2
SNGP3004 Professional Practice Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Murray Fisher Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 12 unspecified credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study is intended to be undertaken as one of the final units of study in the degree program as it acts as a capstone to the students learning. This unit encourages students to draw on their prior learning from across all units of study in the degree program and further develops their graduate qualities. Students will undertake an investigation/review of an area of practice, or a particular practice, in nursing. The project will involve articulating an argument for thorough examination of practice in nursing ¿ for example a review of a practice/procedure/policy/protocol ¿ and culminate in a literature review formulated as a journal manuscript suitable for submission to a specified journal for publication. The literature review will include primary research, and where appropriate examination of other forms of evidence, such as written policies and protocols. Students will be guided to the type of review and approach to the review. This project is highly suited to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests include clinical leadership, management of a clinical service or practice development and/or the use of evidence in practice.
SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Murray Fisher Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study explores the legal and ethical framework in which health and social care is situated, with a particular focus on nursing. The unit will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and effect on nursing practice. The unit is structured around the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the Code) developed by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and is intended to explore clinical practice through an in-depth analysis of the Value Statements included in the Code and their relevant ethical practice points.
Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impacts upon professional nursing practice.
SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jennifer Green Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
The field of clinical and patient education is addressed in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what impact they may have on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. The unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.
SNGP3011 Primary Health Care and Community Nursing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Randall Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse¿s role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population¿s disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting.
Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans for people of all ages from infancy to older age.