School Of Nursing And Midwifery

A Field Study: Comparative Studies of Health Care DeliveryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400958.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Lyn Francis

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) course/s, and must have passed 80 credit points of the undergraduate Nursing degree at Western Sydney University. Permission required to enrol in this unit.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Summer A (Nov 2019-Feb 2020)  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Lyn Francis  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Summer A (Nov 2019-Feb 2020)  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Lyn Francis  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Summer A (Nov 2019-Feb 2020)  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  Lyn Francis  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Summer A (Nov 2019-Feb 2020)  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Lyn Francis  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
The focus of this unit is to provide nursing students with the problem-solving skills required in assessing and caring for people who are living in poverty in remote or rural areas in Australia and/or internationally. This unit is designed to enable students to develop cultural awareness and understanding of health care delivery and contemporary issues confronting health care for people who are living in remote or rural areas in Australia and/or internationally. Students will be eligible for up to 80 hours of approved clinical hours following successful completion of the clinical assessment tool by an accredited registered nurse.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

All Students

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website


Additional requirements for the Field Study Placement

1. A valid passport that is not due to expire for 6 months within 6 months of the field study departure date.

2. Visa to travel to a nominated international country of study.

3. Signed and submitted the Student Acknowledgement Form to Unit Coordinator.

4. Additional vaccinations as recommended for nominated country of study.

5. A health care plan is required if the student has a health care condition including, but not limited to, allergies and/or asthma.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

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