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306326 (v.1) Contemporary Issues in Nursing Education 207



School of Nursing and Midwifery



Contact Hours:



1 x 1 Hours Weekly


1 x 2 Hours Weekly


Environmental scanning, needs analysis, contemporary nursing education theories. Current educational research. Educational technology.

Unit Outcomes:

On successful completion of this unit students will have - Identified relevant environmental considerations in the planning of nursing education. Conducted a needs analysis for a specified nursing education context. Reviewed contemporary theories that underpin nursing education delivery and practice. Discussed the strategic use of educational technology in contemporary nursing education. Reviewed relevant research relating to contemporary issues in nursing education.

Texts and references listed below are for your information only and current as of September 30, 2003. Some units taught offshore are modified at selected locations. Please check with the unit coordinator for up-to-date information and approved offshore variations to unit information before finalising study and textbook purchases.

Unit References:

Brookfield, S.D. (1995). Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. Knowles, M. (1990). The Adult Learner. A Neglected Species. 4th ed. Gulf, Houston. McAllister, L., Lincoln, M., McLeod, S. and Maloney, D. (1997). Facilitating Learning in Clinical Settings. Stanley Thornes, Cheltenham. Neary, M. (2000). Teaching, Assessing and Evaluation for Clinical Competence. Stanley Thornes, Cheltenham. Reilly, D.E. and Oermann, M.H. (1992). Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education. 2nded. New York, National League for Nursing. Watts, N. (1990). Handbook of Clinical Teaching. Churchill Livingstone, Singapore. White, R and Ewan, C (1997). Clinical Teaching in Nursing. (2nd ed. ). Norfolk: Chapman and Hall.

Unit Texts:

Cole, P.G. and Chan, L.K.S, (1987). Teaching Principles and Practice, Prentice-Hall, Sydney.

Unit Assessment Breakdown:

Environmental Scan 25%, Final Report 25%, Research Review 25%. This is by grade/mark assessment.

Field of Education:

 60300 Nursing (Narrow Grouping)

HECS Band (if applicable):


Extent to which this unit or thesis utilises online information:


Result Type:



YearLocationPeriodInternalArea ExternalCentral External
2004Pantai Coll Nursing MalaysiaSemester 1Y  

refers to external course/units run by the School or Department, offered online or through Web CT, or offered by research.
refers to external course/units run through the Curtin Bentley-based Distance Education Area

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