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Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare

 with  Tanya Critchlow

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.

  • Healthcare professional
  • Midwife
  • Registered nurse
  • Health services manager
  • Enrolled nurse
  • Personal care worker

Syllabus

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
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Cost Free Online Course
Provider Open2Study
Language English
Calendar 4 weeks long
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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.
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