University of Technology Sydney

92439 Family and Children's Nursing

6cp; 3 x 8.5hrs (laboratory, on campus), 5 x 1.5hrs (lecture, online), 0-80hrs (clinical placement)
Requisite(s): (((48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90330 Standard entry (BN) OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91040 Standard Program)) OR 92449 Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



This subject contributes to students' understanding of families in contemporary Australian society. Health promotion and primary health care in a family context, and family formation and structure are highlighted. The subject explores nursing issues related to the child-bearing family including parenting, maintaining health and wellbeing in children, families in crisis and the impact of disability on families. Key acute and chronic health issues in children and adolescents together with recognition of the sick child are a major focus of this subject. Legal and ethical issues related to families such as child protection and guardianship are addressed in the context of children at risk. The subject enables students to develop the personal, professional and intellectual attributes, along with the technical knowledge, required to work with children and families in a broad range of settings.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Spring session, City campus

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