The Bachelor of Science (Health) / Master of Nursing combined degree consists of a total of 192 credit points, 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Science (Health) degree and 96 credit points in the Master of Nursing. In most cases units of study are worth six credit points, however there are some units that are worth 2 or 3 credit points.
In the first year, study is exclusively in the bachelor's degree. Years 2 and 3 are a combination of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and Year 4 is entirely postgraduate. All students must complete their bachelor's degree before continuing to the fourth and final year of their combined degree.
Students must complete a total of 192 credit points, including:
Students enrolled in the Dalyell stream are to refer to the Bachelor of Science (Health) / Master of Nursing rules for additional course requirements.
In this course teaching and learning takes place in accordance with the University’s approved semesters and teaching blocks, and as set out in the Sydney Nursing School Academic Calendar, approved by Academic Board.
Pre-registration nursing courses involve significant participation in off-campus clinical placements and students are required to complete more than 800 clinical hours during their degree.
Students must be available to complete full-time weeks of shift work throughout university holiday periods in order to complete their clinical placements.
Important information to prepare for clinical placements:
|No.||Course Learning Outcome||Graduate quality||Graduate quality||Graduate quality||Graduate quality|
|1||Demonstrate a coherent understanding by articulating the methods of science and explaining why current knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving|
|2||Explain the role and relevance of science to society across a range of cultural settings.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Cultural competence|
|3||Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge by demonstratingwell-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving|
|4||Demonstrate knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving|
|5||Critically analyse and solve problems by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy|
|6||Design and plan an investigation.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy||Inventiveness|
|7||Select and apply practical, conceptual and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to formulate and model problems or conduct an investigation.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy||Inventiveness||
|8||Collect, accurately record, interpret and draw conclusions from data.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy||
|9||Be effective communicators of reasoning, results, information, or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purpose, and using a variety of modes.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Communication (oral and written)||Inventiveness||Influence|
|10||Be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners.||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity|
|11||Work effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context.||Communication (oral and written)||Cultural competence||Interdisciplinary effectiveness||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity|
|12||Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally practise ethical conduct.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Cultural competence||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity|