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|Year and Campus:||2008|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
ContactThe School of Nursing The University of Melbourne Level 1/723 Swanston Street Carlton Victoria 3053 Australia T: +61 8344 0800 F: +61 9347 4172 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au
|Course Overview:||The Master of Nursing Science encourages a practice-oriented and evidence-based approach to learning as a means of ensuring close links between theory and practice and as a tool to support self-directed and life-long learning.|
At the completion of the Master of Nursing Science graduates are expected to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:|| |
First year subjects for Semester 1 & 2 are shown below. For the full course structure please visit the School of Nursing website: http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/courses/MNSc/structure.html
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|Entry Requirements:|| |
Entry requirements for courses conducted at the University of Melbourne are assessed against standard criteria for requirements for university entrance. The requirements for entry to the Master of Nursing Science listed below have been approved by the University Selection Procedures Committee and the University Academic Programs Committee accordingly.
a) The Selection Committee will consider applications from individuals with a three-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.
b) Admission requires students to have successfully completed at least one tertiary level unit of study in human biology or an equivalent area of study. Students whose previous study does not satisfy this requirement will need to successfully complete a unit of study in human biology before commencing the Master of Nursing. 514750 - Human Anatomy for Nursing Students will be offered online by the School of Nursing to students needing to complete this requirement before enrolling in the Master of Nursing Science.
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
|Further Study:|| |
Graduates will be eligible to undertake the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice which prepares registered nurses for advanced practice in a select area of nursing specialty for example critical care, emergency, mental health, pediatric, primary health, cancer nursing or nurse practitioner.
|Graduate Attributes:||The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:Academically excellent: have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s) reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies Knowledgeable across disciplines: examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment Leaders in communities: initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations mentor future generations of learners engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs Attuned to cultural diversity: value different cultures be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values Active global citizens: accept social and civic responsibilities be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics|
|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of the Master of Nursing Science graduates are expected to have gained knowledge and skills in each of the following domains:
Critical Thinking and problem-solving skills
Attitudes towards knowledge
Planning and time management
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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