92455 Family and Children's Nursing6cp; 4 x 5hrs (laboratory, on campus), 5 x 1.5hrs (lecture, online), 0 - 80hrs (clinical placement)
There are course requisites for this subject. 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.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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