Course Title: Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: NURS5281C

Course Title: Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Erica O’Donoghue

+61 3 9925 7573

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of the Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse to demonstrate nursing practice in a contemporary health environment using critical thinking and analysis and reflective practice

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN508B Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health


1.Apply the foundations of contemporary nursing practice


2.Participate in professional review and development


3.Work within a contemporary health care environment


4.Use critical thinking and analysis effectively


5.Promote reflective practice of self and others

Learning Outcomes

 At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  • Work with an understanding of contemporary nursing practice
  • Critically analysis and reflect on their own practice and the practice of others within the healthcare industry
  • Understand and participate in the process of professional review and development

Details of Learning Activities

•Small Group Work
•Facilitated Class Discussion
•Self-directed learning
•Formal Classroom

Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1 Apply the foundations of contemporary nursing practice

Lesson 2 Professional Practice & Performance Review

Lesson 3 Critical Thinking & Analysis

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kozier and Erbs ‘ Fundamentals of Nursing’. (2010). 1st edition. Pearson: Australia


Other Resources

All Powerpoints are posted to student blackboard

Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge of this unit of competency will be assessed via the follwoing methods:

  • Classroom Activities
  • Reflective Journal

Assessment Tasks

Assignment Part A Reflective journal Reflective Journal 20%

Assignment Part B Performance Review Development
Written Assessment 80%


Assessment Matrix

See matrix on Blackboard

Other Information

Re-submission of Written work, or other assessments , (once only. Excluding Exams) can be granted on recommendation from the teacher and approval by Program Coordinator.


Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own:


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