This course provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary nursing issues in a globalised healthcare context. Students will explore the influence of social systems, culture, regulation, environment, policy, economics, governance and society upon contemporary nursing issues. Students will also consider current local and international debates on health care issues including emerging infectious diseases, increased burden of chronic disease and the health transitions. Finally students will explore future directions in nursing, with a focus on changing roles and responsibilities within the profession. Students will also explore the concept of diversity in health and the way this influences the politics of practice in nursing. This course is available to Bachelor of Nursing students only. *NOTE: Semester 1 offering restricted to 1251 program students ONLY.
Education and Nursing Courses will be charged at the Student Contribution band 1 rate. Transitional arrangements apply.
Offered Only in Odd YearsOffshore Trimester 1