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NUR1203 Cultural Safety and Professional Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Pre-requisite: NUR1100 and NUR1102 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG
Co-requisite: NUR1103
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR1203 if NUR1201 has been previously completed


Professional health and regulatory authorities in Australia are moving towards mandating the Model of Cultural Safety in health related programs of study to support and inform the future healthcare workforce. An understanding of self and health systems is crucial to providing culturally safe care to all people across all health settings. This course utilises self-reflective practice as an essential skill for culturally safe professional practice. Historical literacies underpin Cultural Safety as an understanding of societal responses to diversity and the health impacts this has imposed.

As per the BNSG Program Rules, students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in a course. This program rule forms part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].

To fulfil Australian regulatory requirements and ethical and professional standards of health care professions this foundational course introduces the model of cultural safety. The cultural safety model is identified as essential in underpinning students' professional development and practice. This course enables student to develop an understanding of our own cultures including the cultures of nursing, midwifery and health systems as it is essential to provide health care that is free of racism, stigma and other forms of discrimination across all practice settings. This course further focuses on social and cultural determinants of health and their impacts upon individuals, communities and health systems. An online learning environment will be utilised to support the student journey towards best practice in their professional development.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022