Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

School

Nursing, Midwifery & Social Wk

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Practical or Laboratory hours, 1 Contact hour

Companion

NURS2105, NURS2106, INDH2107

Restricted

BN and BN/BMid

Assessment methods

Discussion, case study and presentation

Course coordinator

Dr Jacqui Jauncey-Cooke (j.jaunceycooke@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The aim of the course is to introduce students to caring for children in partnership with their families. The course will encompass health care concepts relevant to newborns and children through to adolescents. Course content will span physiological changes across childhood, milestone development, health promotion strategies, public health screening, illness and injury prevention and acute care through to chronic illness in children. Social concepts and theories of family will also be explored. The course will examine concepts related to delivering safe child and family centred care in both acute care environments and in the community including the home. The National Health priority Areas will guide the course structure. The course is interwoven with Clinical Practice 4 to build on evidence-based practice approaches to delivering care to children and their families with acute and chronic health needs. There is an expectation that students continue to reflect on how their practice meets the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. This course is a companion course for NURS2106 Clinical Practice 4.