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NUR5210

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Coordinator(s)

Dr Virginia Plummer

Offered

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Online)

Synopsis

This unit introduces nurses to the role they play in emergency preparedness and disaster management in local and international settings. Areas of focus include the role in planning, partnerships, disaster response, and delivery of services.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a plan including the essential elements of leadership and management for nursing in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery;
  2. Explain the concept of a safe hospital in disaster and the safe hospital index;
  3. Analyze strategies for investing in a disaster informed nursing workforce within local and international settings;
  4. Evaluate the resources available to enhance the resilience of the nursing workforce in disaster;
  5. Identify when community resilience is compromised and what is needed to build that resilience;
  6. Analyze the competing issues of core competencies, expanded scope of practice and ethical practice in the context of response for nurses;
  7. Conceptualise the value of using a disaster research framework for a research study of a mass casualty incident;
  8. Identify the special needs of vulnerable populations in disaster situations.

Assessment

Virtual presentation (20 minutes) (30%)
Online forums (4 forums, 2 posts each after reading) (30%)
Essay (3,000 words) (40%)

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including contact time (2 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial/small group classes or team activities), site visits and/or fieldwork, and self-directed learning (reading, worksheets, assignments, database and web-based research, analysis of published articles and case studies, informal study groups and reflective activities); averaged over the 13 week semester - a total of 312 hours.

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