Contemporary Nursing (1100NRS)

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.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

2021 Band 1

Usually available

Offered Only in Odd YearsOffshore Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
8 March 2021
Last date to add a course
21 March 2021
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 April 2021
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
9 May 2021
Restriction: Student must be in program 1251 Bachelor of Nursing (Offshore)

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Class Availability When Where Notes
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Class (17040) Open Weeks 1 - 4, Mid-Trimester Break, 5 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.