Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

189904 v.5 Master of Nursing

Course CRICOS Code: 055648E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course enhances professional career development, preparing nurses for advanced clinical practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. Nursing theory and research as well as professional role development are an integral part of the course, which is focused on the development of the multiple roles of the clinical expert through studies in specialist and advanced practice role development.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Requirement to be currently registered nurses, or eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Western Australia, with a bachelor degree in nursing or in a related discipline and with a minimum of one year post-registration clinical experience. Those entering with a degree from a discipline where areas of essential nursing knowledge and skills are deficient are required to undertake selected units prior to course commencement. Evidence of successful completion of appropriate research units is an additional course prerequisite. Selection is based on academic performance, clinical experience, professional references and an interview. Overseas applicants are required to have completed a bachelor degree in nursing or a nursing program of three yearsor more leading to registration, be currently registered in their own country and provide certified documentation to that effect. They must also meet the University's usual entrance requirements. Overseas applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. If necessary, on acceptance into the course, overseas students are advised of the requirements for provisional registration by the Nurses Board of Western Australia.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of three semesters full-time duration or equivalent part-time.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
5755 v.6   Managerial Effectiveness 571 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

12112 v.3   Clinical Research Methods 584 4.0 25.0
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
307053 v.1   Inquiry into Quality Patient Care 532 3.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13452 v.2   Clinical Nursing Project 690 24.0 75.0
13453 v.2   Advanced Nursing 673 2.0 25.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
4860 v.5   Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
6115 v.9   Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0
11098 v.2   Health Services Law and Ethics 584 3.0 25.0
11099 v.2   Health Planning and Evaluation 582 3.0 25.0
12646 v.4   Women's Health Issues 583 3.0 25.0
13156 v.2   Gender Issues in Health 681 3.0 25.0
13162 v.2   Public Health Nutrition 681 3.0 25.0
13170 v.4   Health Promotion, Media and Advocacy 680 4.0 25.0
13172 v.3   Health Promotion Methods 683 4.0 25.0
13177 v.3   Designing and Delivering Training 681 4.0 25.0
13186 v.2   Health Services Bioethics 684 3.0 25.0
13367 v.2   Health Services Quality Development 583 3.0 25.0
13563 v.2   Introduction to Child Health 582 3.0 25.0
13566 v.2   Introduction to Women and Health 681 3.0 25.0
13626 v.2   Health, Stress and the Management Environment 682 3.0 25.0
303673 v.3   Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV - International Perspectives 600 8.0 25.0
306931 v.1   Advanced Nursing Practice - Primary Health Care 561 6.0 25.0
306939 v.1   Addiction Studies for Advanced Nursing Practice 562 6.0 25.0
306943 v.1   Advanced Practice - Sexually Transmissible Infections 562 3.75 25.0
307484 v.1   Diagnostics 561 4.0 25.0
307495 v.1   Developmental Health 561 4.0 25.0
307497 v.1   Partnership Models 562 4.0 25.0
308409 v.1   Health Project Preparation 591 4.0 25.0
308411 v.1   Diabetes and Pregnancy 543 4.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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