Units of study for the combined degrees


Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing

Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing


NURS5081 Introduction to Nursing Practice
NURS5082 Developing Nursing Practice
NURS5083 Human Bioscience in Health
NURS5084 Nursing the Acutely Ill Person
NURS5085 Mental Health Nursing Practice
NURS5086 Drug Therapy, Disease & Nursing Practice
NURS5002 Social Contexts of Health
NURS5006 Illness Experience and Nursing Care

HSBH1006 Foundations of Health Science

Credit points: 6
Session: Semester 1
Classes: Two 1hr lectures, 1hr tutorial/week and WebCT online learning support
Assessment: Information literacy (10%), seminar presentation (15%), literature review (25%), 2hr final
exam (50%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This is an introductory unit for students entering the health sciences. This unit aims to expose students to a range of definitions of health, and key concepts in health and health systems. Students will develop a range of core skills and competencies needed in the study and practice of health sciences and a basis for work practice in the health system or for postgraduate study. Topics include: What is health?; How is health status classified?; Biomedical, psychological and sociological aspects of health and health care; What 'should' a health care system do?; How do we measure health status in an individual, a community and a nation? An integrated sciences model of health care is explored which covers the five domains of biological, behavioural, cognitive, socio-cultural and environmental.

HSBH1007 Health Science and Research

Credit points: 6
Session: Semester 1, Semester 2
Classes: Two 1hr lectures, 1hr tutorial/week and WebCT online learning support
Assessment: 2000 word written report (40%), 1.5hr MCQ/SAQ exam (60%)
Campus: Cumberland
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit introduces students to key research paradigms in health,
and to the major approaches to designing and evaluating basic and applied research in health. Students are exposed to the types of research which inform our understanding of normal and abnormal functions of the human body and of treatment and preventative health care. Students will be engaged in the generation of new knowledge through evidenced based practice and evidence based innovation. Current issues in health science research will be identified, with emphasis on the role of technology in health and e-health.

HSBH1008 Health Determinants and Interventions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1hr lectures, 1hr tutorial/week and WebCT online learning support
Assessment: Project (20%), seminar presentation (20%), 1000 word essay (20%), 2hr exam (40%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit has two components. Health Determinants will introduce
students to the key factors determining health status in the Australian context. It will explore biomedical and genetic factors, acquired health behaviours, and social, cultural and environmental determinants of health status. Health and wellbeing will be explored through life expectancy, functioning, disability, illness, disease and injury. Initiatives to promote preventable hospitalisation and increased health and
wellbeing across population groups will be examined. Health
Interventions outlines the distinction between primary and secondary prevention and examines the evidence base for a range of intervention strategies including public health, preventative and restorative health care. Traditional interventions to promote outcomes through prevention, health promotion, treatment, care, rehabilitation and counselling will be explored alongside complementary and alternative medical (CAM). Healthy ageing and age-related illness will be highlighted.

HSBH1009 Health Care Resources and Systems

Credit points: 6
Session: Semester 2
Classes: Two 1hr lectures, 1hr tutorial/week and WebCT online learning support
Assessment: Teamwork project (30%), assignment (30%), 2hr MCQ/SAQ exam (40%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit explores the organisation and structure of health care delivery systems. National and international frameworks regarding the provision of services to minority and culturally diverse groups, health care policy frameworks, and health care service structure and models of health care funding will be examined. Specifically, students will view the globalisation of health through human, material, financial, research, evaluation, monitoring, surveillance and technology. Issues of communication, advocacy and service delivery in teams will be
examined. Safety and quality in health care systems will be highlighted.

Textbooks
Taylor S, Foster M and Fleming J, Health Care Practice in Australia: Policy, Context and Innovations, Oxford UP, South Melbourne (2008).

PSYC1001 Psychology 1001

Credit points: 6
Session: Semester 1, Summer
Main classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week, plus 1 hour per week of additional web-based (self-paced) material related to the tutorial.
Assessment: One 2.5 hr exam, one 1000 word essay, multiple tutorial tests, experimental participation
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Psychology 1001 is a general introduction to the main topics and
methods of psychology, and is the basis for advanced work as well as being of use to those not proceeding with the subject. Psychology 1001 covers the following areas: science and statistics in psychology; behavioural neuroscience; applied psychology; social psychology; personality theory; human development. This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the Sydney Summer School website.

Textbooks
Psychology 1001 manual, Weiten W. Psychology. Themes and variations. 7th edn. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. 2007