School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Writing for PublicationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401086.2

Discipline: NURSING

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in postgraduate course.

About this Unit
This unit is about writing for publication in the scholarly health and welfare literature. Students will investigate: the range of publications available and the media through which they are delivered; the process of publishing, the key people involved and their roles; the means by which quality is assured in the publishing process and the ways publications are rated for quality and impact; and the influence of social networking media on publishing. Specifically, the influence of online publishing will be investigated. Students will also gain experience of writing for publication under the guidance of an experienced editor and colleagues from the publishing industry. The unit is also available as an elective to all Postgraduate students in the University.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to the internet and a computer

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