Did you know that nursing is one of Australia's most in-demand fields? Get an idea for what's involved in this challenging and rewarding career with Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare.
The Australian healthcare system ranks 9th in the world for its quality. Nurses play a crucial role in Australian healthcare and in this course you will learn about the Australian industry, rural health, speciality areas in the hospital sector, staffing requirements, and how individual team members contribute to a patient's experience. You will also gain valuable insight into the predicted healthcare demands for the future and how these could impact healthcare.
What will I learn?
An introduction to emergency care, including:
The different specialty areas in short-term or emergency care
The types of patients in specialty units
The role and purpose of the multidisciplinary team, including:
The role of each team member in relation to patient care
A nurse's role within the interdisciplinary team
The structure and composition of the current Australian healthcare sector, including:
Healthcare funding and current demands
Starting a career in nursing, including:
What motivates people to work in healthcare
What is required to work in the healthcare sector
Steps that can be taken towards changing or starting a career in healthcare
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.
Where could this lead me?
If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.
Health services manager
Personal care worker
MODULE 1: THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTHCARE SECTOR & THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
MODULE 2: HOSPITAL SPECIALITY AREAS
MODULE 3: ROLES OF STAFF IN THE ACUTE HEALTHCARE SECTOR
MODULE 4: ROLES OF MEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH PERSONNEL AND A CLOSER LOOK AT AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Bolaji Emmanuel is taking this course right now, spending 14 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Its being a great privilege for me to be here. I have long search for an opportunity like this. I currently work with the public healthcare sector SuNMaP DFID project in NIgeria (Malaria consortium) and this course is going to be an added advantage for me.