GD159 - Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing

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Plan: GD159 - Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

The program learning outcomes of nursing programs are based on the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Incorporated (ANMCI) National Competency Standards for registered nurses, Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct, the Competency Standards of Professional Practice for Maternal and Child Health Nurses (2010), and the Maternal and Child Health Service Program Standards (2009). 

The GD159 Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Nursing Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are: 

PLO 1. Critically examine the principles of primary health care to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion activities within child, family and community health practice.

PLO 2. Apply critical and reflective thinking and analysis to maternal and child health nursing practices and demonstrate a sound understanding of  relevant legislation, ethical codes and professional guidelines.

PLO 3. Critically evaluate literature and research findings  to ensure the provision of comprehensive, safe and effective evidence-based health care for children, families and the community.

PLO 4. Demonstrate safe clinical maternal and child health skills including infant and child physical and developmental assessment, maternal and family health assessment and competent use of screening tools.

PLO 5. Conduct individual and family consultations including group sessions in a planned, systematic, professional and timely manner ensuring feedback is provided to families while engaging them in decision making regarding their care.  

PLO 6. Communicate effectively with children, families and groups including engaging with and supporting clients while working in partnership with families and interdisciplinary health teams to promote, assess and support maternal, child and family health and wellbeing.

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