NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University

 
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
2019           POSTGRADUATE
               COURSE GUIDE

NURSING AND
MIDWIFERY
COURSEWORK AND RESEARCH DEGREES

Make tomorrow better.             healthsciences.curtin.edu.au
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
NURSING AND
MIDWIFERY AT CURTIN

Our nursing and midwifery postgraduate degrees offer a balance of theory and practical                                                                                                                          GRADUATE ENTRY FOUNDATION                                             Completion of this enabling course may
study, letting you build on your current skills to prepare for the next step in your career                                                                                                                     COURSE                                                                allow entry to:                                                           INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT
as a nurse or midwife.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Master of Occupational Therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                This course is for students who want to                                                                                                         Nursing is one of the largest health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                start a career in health, but have a degree                           •   Master of Nursing Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   Master of Pharmacy                                                    professions in Australia. In 2017 there
Many of our postgraduate courses can                                  WHY STUDY A POSTGRADUATE                                                                                                                  in a different field. The enabling course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                were more than 387,000 registered
be tailored to suit specialised healthcare                                                                                                                                                                      allows domestic students who have                                     •   Master of Physiotherapy
                                                                      DEGREE AT CURTIN?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nurses and midwives.
interests, and are available on a part-time                                                                                                                                                                     completed their undergraduate degree in                               •   Master of Speech Pathology.
basis, allowing you to continue working                               ACCESS NEW KNOWLEDGE AND                                                                                                                  a different field to complete the essential                           Please note: entry to these master courses                                Nurses play a crucial role in providing
while you study.                                                      DISCOVERIES                                                                                                                               prerequisite undergraduate-level units for                            is competitive and a strong course weighted                               ongoing healthcare for communities
                                                                      A Curtin health sciences degree can                                            Ranked in the top one per cent                             application to our graduate entry master                              average is required.                                                      and individuals, and demand for the
FACILITIES                                                            give you access to the latest knowledge                                        of universities worldwide in the                           courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For more information, visit                                               profession is predicted to exceed
                                                                      and research to help you improve the                                            Academic Ranking of World                                                                                                       courses.curtin.edu.au
SIMULATED HOSPITAL WARD                                                                                                                                                                                         You may select prerequisite units that                                                                                                          supply by 2030. Factors influencing
                                                                      standard of healthcare in Australia and                                               Universities 2017.
We have invested more than AUD$2.5                                                                                                                                                                              you need to become eligible to apply for a                                                                                                      this demand include an ageing
                                                                      make a real difference to people’s lives,
million in a clinical simulated hospital                                                                                                                                                                        postgraduate program. You can study a                                                                                                           population, longevity of life and more
                                                                      locally and globally.
ward to assist in the training of nurses                                                                                                                                                                        maximum of four units.                                                                                                                          complex medical problems. Health
and midwives. The innovative setting is a                             MOVE UP THE CAREER LADDER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 areas forecast to have a high demand
replica of the hospital environment at the                            A postgraduate course can add new or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for nurses include acute care, aged
Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth and houses                            specialist skills and knowledge to your                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   care, critical care and emergency, and
simulation rooms that mimic acute medical                             repertoire. Our postgraduate coursework                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mental health.
and surgical areas, a critical care area, a                           and research programs are diverse, ranging
paediatric area and a general hospital room.                          from life sciences and clinical sciences to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Text taken from nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au
The non-clinical rooms are multi-purpose,                             population health sciences.
which enable simulations such as note-
taking, handover and case conferencing.                               CHANGE YOUR CAREER                                                                #3 in the Asia Pacific in the
                                                                                                                                                         Nature Index 2016 Rising
The facility is also capable of supporting                            A graduate entry master degree can give
interactive technologies used in augmented                            you the right skills to change careers.                                               Stars supplement.
reality and virtual reality simulations. Take
a virtual tour: healthsciences.curtin.edu.                            GET AN EDGE IN THE JOB MARKET
au/about-us/facilities                                                A postgraduate qualification may help
                                                                      you stand out from other candidates in an
                                                                      increasingly competitive job market.

                                                                      PROFESSIONALLY RECOGNISED
                                                                      Many of our courses are accredited
                                                                      nationally and are internationally
                                                                      recognised, allowing you to potentially work
                                                                      in a number of countries around the world                                     An international university, with
                                                                      when you graduate.                                                             campuses in Dubai, Malaysia,
                                                                                                                                                   Singapore and Western Australia.

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NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT                                                                                                                                  CLINICAL LEADERSHIP
HEALTH NURSING

The following three courses offer effective and specific education for registered generalist, child and adolescent community health                   This master degree course will enhance your professional career development and
nurses. They provide you with relevant skills and knowledge based on a primary healthcare framework, and enable you to address the                    prepare you for a leadership role in a healthcare setting. You will learn clinical theory                        WHAT IS A CLINICAL
specific socio-cultural health needs of individuals, families, groups and whole communities.                                                          and conduct clinical research, develop core skills in critical thinking and decision                             LEADER?
                                                                                                                                                      making, and understand the multiple roles of clinical leaders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A clinical leader must be as proficient
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHILD                     GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CHILD AND                     CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH                                                                                                                                        in relational skills as they are in
AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH NURSING                     ADOLESCENT HEALTH NURSING                         NURSING MAJOR (MSC ADVANCED                       The course will give you the skills to apply                    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (INCLUDING                clinical skills. Clinical leaders are seen
                                                                                                                                                      for managerial and leadership roles within                      STUDENTS STUDYING IN SINGAPORE)                  as experts in their field who use their
                                                                                                    NURSING PRACTICE)
COURSE ESSENTIALS                                 COURSE ESSENTIALS                                                                                   healthcare teams, units and organisations,                      A recognised bachelor degree in a relevant       interpersonal abilities to inspire and
                                                                                                    COURSE ESSENTIALS                                 including at executive levels.                                  health field (with a course weighted average     enable other nurses and health care
  COURSE CODE      LOCATION          DURATION       COURSE CODE      LOCATION          DURATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of at least 70) or equivalent, AND current       providers to deliver quality patient care.
                                                                                                      COURSE CODE      LOCATION          DURATION     CLINICAL LEADERSHIP MAJOR                                       registration as a general nurse in Division
                                    1                                                 2
                                          year                                              years
 GC-CAHNU           Perth                 part-    GD-CAHNU           Perth                 part-                                                     (MSC HEALTH PRACTICE)                                           One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of

                                                                                                                                        3
                                          time                                              time                                              years
                                                                                                    MJRP-CAHNG          Perth                 part-                                                                   Australia, or equivalent nursing registration
                                                                                                                                              time
                                                                                                                                                      COURSE ESSENTIALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in your home country.
      STUDY MODE                 INTAKE                 STUDY MODE                 INTAKE                                                               COURSE CODE            LOCATION              DURATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You must also have a minimum of one-year
                                                                                                          STUDY MODE                 INTAKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                          years       postgraduate experience in a clinical area of
       Part-time                Feb, July                Part-time                Feb, July
                                                                                                           Part-time                Feb, July
                                                                                                                                                        MJRP-CLINL
                                                                                                                                                                                Perth,
                                                                                                                                                                             Singapore*          1.5      full-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      practice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Please note: this course is only available to     Please note: this course is only available to                                                                                                                       This course requires a higher level of English
                                                                                                                                                         CRICOS CODE          STUDY MODE              INTAKE
Australian and New Zealand students.              Australian and New Zealand students.              Please note: this course is only available to                                                                     language proficiency: IELTS (Academic)
                                                                                                    Australian and New Zealand students.                                      Full-time,                              overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in
ADMISSION CRITERIA                                ADMISSION CRITERIA                                                                                     096303B
                                                                                                                                                                              part-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Feb            each band (or equivalent English test).
A bachelor degree or equivalent and current       You are required to complete certificate level    ADMISSION CRITERIA
registration as a general nurse in Division       before proceeding to diploma and master           You are required to complete certificate and
                                                                                                                                                      International students: if you are studying in Australia on a
                                                                                                                                                      student visa, you must study on-campus and full-time.
One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of       level.                                            diploma level before proceeding to master
Australia.                                                                                          level.                                            *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus
                                                  You must have a Graduate Certificate in                                                             to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or
                                                  Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (with         You must have a Graduate Diploma in               foreigners holding relevant working visas.
                                                  a course weighted average of at least 70)         Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (with
                                                  or equivalent, and current registration as        a course weighted average of at least 70)         ADMISSION CRITERIA
                                                  a general nurse in Division One with the          or equivalent, and current registration as
                                                                                                                                                      AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND
                                                  Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.         a general nurse in Division One with the
                                                                                                                                                      STUDENTS
                                                                                                    Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
                                                                                                                                                      A bachelor degree in a relevant health field
                                                                                                                                                      (with a course weighted average of at least
                                                                                                                                                      70) or equivalent, OR current registration
                                                                                                                                                      as a general nurse in Division One with the
                                                                                                                                                      Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
                                                                                                                                                      You must also have a minimum of one-year
                                                                                                                                                      postgraduate experience in a clinical area of
                                                                                                                                                      practice.
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
CRITICAL CARE                                                                                                                                         DIABETES
NURSING

In these courses you will learn the theoretical foundations of nursing science and core aspects of critical care nursing. When you enrol, you         These courses advance your knowledge and skills in diabetes self-management while building your understanding of diabetes as a
will choose to specialise in emergency, intensive care, paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, coronary care or high dependency,         chronic disease and its associated health impacts. In the master degree course you can put your research skills to practice to complete
and develop advanced knowledge and clinical proficiency in the nursing care of critically ill patients within your chosen discipline.                 a supervised scholarly project, or a small-scale research study.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CRITICAL                  GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CRITICAL                      CRITICAL CARE NURSING MAJOR                       GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIABETES                   GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DIABETES                      DIABETES MAJOR (MSC HEALTH
CARE NURSING                                      CARE NURSING                                      (MSC ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE)                                                                                                                        PRACTICE)
                                                                                                                                                      COURSE ESSENTIALS                                  COURSE ESSENTIALS
COURSE ESSENTIALS                                 COURSE ESSENTIALS                                 COURSE ESSENTIALS                                                                                                                                      COURSE ESSENTIALS
                                                                                                                                                        COURSE CODE       LOCATION         DURATION        COURSE CODE      LOCATION         DURATION

  COURSE CODE      LOCATION         DURATION        COURSE CODE      LOCATION         DURATION        COURSE CODE      LOCATION         DURATION                                                                                                             COURSE CODE      LOCATION         DURATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                 year                                              years
                                                                                            years                                                      GC-DIABET           Perth
                                                                                                                                                                                          1      part-     GD-DIABET         Perth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2      part-                                             years
                                                                                     2                                                                                                                                                                                                        3
                                                                                                                                              years
                                   1                                                                                                   3
                                          year
                                                   GD-CLNURS          Perth                 part-                                                                                                time                                              time     MJRP-DIABE         Perth                 part-
 GC-CLINNU          Perth                 part-                                                      MJRP-CLINN         Perth                 part-
                                          time                                              time                                              time                                                                                                                                                   time

                                                                                                                                                            STUDY MODE                  INTAKE                 STUDY MODE                 INTAKE

      STUDY MODE                 INTAKE                 STUDY MODE                 INTAKE                 STUDY MODE                 INTAKE                                                                                                                      STUDY MODE                 INTAKE
                                                                                                                                                             Part-time                   July                   Part-time                  July
                                                         Part-time                  Feb                                                                                                                                                                           Part-time                 July
       Part-time                  Feb                                                                      Part-time                  Feb
                                                                                                                                                      Please note: this course is only available         Please note: this course is only available
                                                                                                                                                      to Australian and New Zealand students.            to Australian and New Zealand students.           Please note: this course is only available
Please note: this course is only available        Please note: this course is only available        Please note: this course is only available                                                                                                             to Australian and New Zealand students.
to Australian and New Zealand students.           to Australian and New Zealand students.           to Australian and New Zealand students.           ADMISSION CRITERIA                                 ADMISSION CRITERIA
                                                                                                                                                      A bachelor degree or equivalent and a              You are required to complete certificate level    ADMISSION CRITERIA
ADMISSION CRITERIA                                ADMISSION CRITERIA                                ADMISSION CRITERIA
                                                                                                                                                      minimum of 12 months’ postgraduate                 before proceeding to diploma and master           You are required to complete certificate and
A bachelor degree or equivalent and current       You are required to complete certificate level    You are required to complete certificate and      experience in a specialist area of practice.
                                                  before proceeding to diploma and master                                                                                                                level.                                            diploma level before proceeding to master
registration as a general nurse in Division                                                         diploma level before proceeding to master
                                                  level.                                                                                              If you are an Indigenous Australian health                                                           level.
One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of                                                         level.                                                                                               You must have a Graduate Certificate in
Australia.                                                                                                                                            worker, you may gain entry to this course          Diabetes (with a course weighted average of       You must have a Graduate Diploma in
                                                  You must have a Graduate Certificate in           You must have a Graduate Diploma in               based on your current clinical practice,
                                                  Critical Care Nursing (with a course weighted                                                                                                          at least 70) or equivalent, and a minimum         Diabetes (with a course weighted average of
You should also have a minimum of 12                                                                Critical Care Nursing (with a course weighted     education experience and professional
                                                  average of at least 70) or equivalent, and                                                                                                             of 12 months’ postgraduate experience in a        at least 70) or equivalent, and a minimum
months’ experience in a specialist area of                                                          average of at least 70) or equivalent, and        development.
                                                  current registration as a general nurse in                                                                                                             specialist area of practice.                      of 12 months’ postgraduate experience in a
practice, and must be concurrently employed                                                         current registration as a general nurse in
                                                  Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery                                                                                                                                                              specialist area of practice.
in an approved area, working a minimum of                                                           Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery       PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                           If you are an Indigenous Australian health
24 hours per week.                                Board of Australia.                               Board of Australia.                                                                                  worker, you may gain entry to this course         If you are an Indigenous Australian health
                                                                                                                                                      The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes is
                                                  You should also have a minimum of 12                                                                recognised by the Australian Diabetes              based on your current clinical practice,          worker, you may gain entry to this course
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                                                            You should also have a minimum of 12
                                                  months’ experience in a specialist area of                                                          Educators Association (ADEA) as an award           education experience and professional             based on your current clinical practice,
                                                                                                    months’ experience in a specialist area of
Eligible registered nurses may be able to         practice, and must be concurrently employed                                                         that can be used towards an application for        development.                                      education experience and professional
                                                                                                    practice, and must be concurrently employed
use successful completion of this major           in an approved area, working a minimum of                                                           credentialling with ADEA.                                                                            development.
                                                                                                    in an approved area, working a minimum of
as evidence for professional recognition,         24 hours per week.                                24 hours per week.
for example by the Western Australian
Department of Health (Certificate Allowance).     PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                          PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                  Eligible registered nurses may be able to         Eligible registered nurses may be able to
                                                  use successful completion of this major           use successful completion of this major
                                                  as evidence for professional recognition,         as evidence for professional recognition,
                                                  for example by the Western Australian             for example by the Western Australian
                                                  Department of Health (Certificate Allowance).     Department of Health (Certificate Allowance).
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
MIDWIFERY                                                                                                                                             NURSING PRACTICE

This graduate diploma course for registered nurses leads to initial registration as a                                                                 This graduate entry master degree course provides a comprehensive program of study
midwife. You will engage in critical thinking, self-discovery, self-direction and lifelong                                                            involving a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, interprofessional learning,
learning. Through a combination of theory and practice, you will learn to apply evidence-                                                             contemporary blended learning and advanced clinical skill development.
based knowledge and skills in midwifery to provide safe care to both the mother and her
baby.                                                                                                                                                 The course emphasises close integration                        ADMISSION CRITERIA
                                                                                                                                                      of evidence-based theory and clinical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A bachelor degree or equivalent with a course
You will also study legislation and common          You will also be required to recruit 10                                                           practice. Theory content is comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     weighted average of at least 70. However, as
law affecting midwifery practice and                pregnant women over the 18 months of the                                                          and includes the physical, biological,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     selection is competitive, this cut-off may be
complete supervised clinical practice in a          course to follow their pregnancy, birth and                                                       psychological and social sciences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     higher.
maternity setting.                                  postnatal journey, which will involve an on-
                                                    call component and include approximately                                                          MASTER OF NURSING PRACTICE                                     You must also have completed a human
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY                       200 hours. Please be aware that you may                                                                                                                          biology unit and a research unit at tertiary
                                                                                                                                                      COURSE ESSENTIALS
                                                    need to be rotated to a larger health service                                                                                                                    level. If you do not have this background you
COURSE ESSENTIALS                                   to gain clinical experience if this cannot be                                                                                                                    may be required to undertake additional
                                                                                                                                                        COURSE CODE            LOCATION             DURATION
                                                    obtained in your employing hospital.                                                                                                                             bridging units. Please refer to the information
  COURSE CODE       LOCATION         DURATION                                                         “I graduated from high school wanting to                                                        years full-    on the Health Sciences Graduate Entry                 “I really enjoyed the variety of clinical
                                            years   PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                          work within the field of health to improve        MG-NURSPR               Perth
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2    time, plus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Foundation course at the front of the             placement experience this course offered – it
                                 1.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                      a summer
  GD-MIDW           Perth                   part-                                                    the care and services provided to people in                                                      term           brochure.                                          confirmed that nursing was the right career
                                            time
                                                    This course is accredited by the Australian
                                                    Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council     Western Australia. After studying psychology                                                                                                                        for me. I also liked that we only had a small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     You will also be required to provide
                                                    and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery            at Curtin, I started working at a busy                                                                      supplementary information with your                  student cohort as it allowed me to get to
                                                                                                                                                         CRICOS CODE         STUDY MODE               INTAKE
      STUDY MODE                  INTAKE            Board of Australia.                                maternity hospital and I was instantly in                                                                     application. For more information, visit           know everyone and make some really great
                                                                                                     awe of the power of women and midwives.                                  Full-time,                             curtin.edu/nursing-prac-admission                    friends while studying. It also meant we
                                                    Successful graduates may be eligible to                                                              064467B                                       July
       Full-time                Feb, July                                                           Seeing the influential nature of midwives and                             part-time                                                                                  could support one another throughout our
                                                    apply for registration as a midwife with                                                                                                                         ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
                                                                                                     the care and support they provided to their                                                                                                                                           learning.”
                                                    the Australian Nursing and Midwifery                                                              Please note: international students studying in Australia on
                                                    Accreditation Council.                             patients made me want to follow in their                                                                      This course requires a higher level of English
Please note: this course is only available                                                                                                            a student visa must study on-campus and full-time.                                                                              Kia Harris
                                                                                                     footsteps. I completed a Master of Nursing                                                                      language proficiency: IELTS (Academic)
to Australian and New Zealand students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Master of Nursing Practice
                                                                                                     Practice at Curtin to develop sound clinical                                                                    overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0
                                                                                                      skills and I’m now completing a Graduate                                                                       in each band (or equivalent English test).
ADMISSION CRITERIA
                                                                                                                 Diploma of Midwifery.
A bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent.                                                                                                                                                                          PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
You are required to have secured an                                                                   My goal is to provide women in pregnancy                                                                       Successful graduates may be eligible to
employment position as a student midwife                                                             with continuity, care and support. I strive to                                                                  apply for registration as a Registered Nurse
at a maternity hospital for the duration                                                             ensure every woman I work with feels safe,                                                                      (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery
of the clinical component of the course,                                                               validated and has been given evidenced-                                                                       Board of Australia.
which involves a minimum of 1300 hours                                                              based information so she can make informed
of practice. Recent clinical experience is                                                          decisions regarding her pregnancy. I feel my
necessary. You are also required to submit a
                                                                                                     training at Curtin has provided an excellent
current CV with your application.
                                                                                                       framework for me to achieve this, and to
This course has high contact hours and you                                                                 further develop my clinical skills.”
are expected to be available for lectures,
tutorials and midwifery practice for five full                                                                   Kate Brazzale
days a week. This will also include being                                                                 Graduate Diploma in Midwifery
available nights, weekends and during
semester break.
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
WOUND, OSTOMY AND
NURSE PRACTITIONER                                                                                                                                  CONTINENCE PRACTICE

In this course you will explore theoretical and clinical practice components of the roles of                                                        In these courses you will focus on the care and management of patients with an ostomy (those who have had a bowel or
nurse practitioners and study advanced practice across a range of clinical applications.                                                            bladder diversion), and patients with continence conditions (those with bladder and bowel control issues) and associated skin
Your studies will focus particularly on professional accountability, competency to                                                                  care complications. The courses will allow you to continue your work in your current practice setting and apply the skills and
practice, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, clinical                                                                knowledge you learn to your healthcare role.
decision making and the quality use of medicines.

                                                                                                                                                    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN WOUND,                              GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN WOUND,                                  WOUND, OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE
As part of this course you will complete         ADMISSION CRITERIA                                                                                 OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE PRACTICE                              OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE PRACTICE                              PRACTICE MAJOR (MSC HEALTH
two supervised internship practicums and
                                                 A bachelor degree or equivalent and a                                                                                                                                                                                      PRACTICE)
design and undertake a health project under                                                                                                         COURSE ESSENTIALS                                           COURSE ESSENTIALS
                                                 minimum postgraduate qualification in a
the guidance of our experienced staff.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COURSE ESSENTIALS
                                                 clinical field with a course weighted average                                                        COURSE CODE            LOCATION              DURATION       COURSE CODE            LOCATION              DURATION
                                                 of at least 70.
MASTER OF NURSE PRACTITIONER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        years     COURSE CODE            LOCATION              DURATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                                                                                        year
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1
                                                                                                                                                                              Perth,                                                      Perth,
                                                 You must also have current registration                                                               GC-WOCP                                          part-      GD-WOCP                                          part-                                                       years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3
COURSE ESSENTIALS                                                                                                                                                          Singapore*                                                  Singapore*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    time                              Perth,
                                                 as a general nurse in Division One with the                                                                                                            time                                                                 MJRP-OSCNM                                         part-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Singapore*
                                                 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia,             “I decided to undertake postgraduate                                                                                                                                                                                     time
  COURSE CODE      LOCATION        DURATION
                                                 and must be able to demonstrate a minimum
                                                                                                     study in nursing because I felt it was time            STUDY MODE                         INTAKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        STUDY MODE                         INTAKE
                                         years   of two years’ full-time equivalent (FTE) as a
                                   3                                                                to build on the knowledge and skills I have                                                                                                                                     STUDY MODE                         INTAKE
 MC-NPRACT          Perth                part-   registered nurse in a specified clinical field                                                                                                                         Part-time                            Feb
                                         time                                                      learned over the years as a registered nurse             Part-time                            Feb
                                                 and two years’ FTE of current (within the                                                                                                                                                                                          Part-time                            Feb
                                                 previous six years) advanced practice nursing        with current, evidence-based education.       Please note: this course is only available to Australian,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please note: this course is only available to Australian,
                                                                                                     Curtin was one of only two universities in                                                                 New Zealand and Singaporean students.
      STUDY MODE                INTAKE           in this same clinical field.                                                                       New Zealand and Singaporean students.                                                                                   Please note: this course is only available to Australian,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New Zealand and Singaporean students.
                                                                                                    Western Australia which offered the nurse       *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus
                                                 In addition, you must also provide a detailed                                                                                                                  to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or
                                                                                                     practitioner course at the time I enrolled.    to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or                                                                    *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus
       Part-time                 July            CV including education, clinical experience,                                                       foreigners holding relevant working visas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                foreigners holding relevant working visas.                  to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or
                                                 professional development, and employer
                                                                                                    The information provided and application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            foreigners holding relevant working visas.
                                                 statements of experience (FTE).                           process was easy and efficient.
                                                                                                                                                    ADMISSION CRITERIA                                          ADMISSION CRITERIA
Please note: this course is only available to                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ADMISSION CRITERIA
Australian and New Zealand students.             Curtin University requires indicative support         The most helpful and enjoyable areas                                                                     AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                                                                    AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND
                                                 from employers for the applicant to be              of the course included learning advanced                                                                   STUDENTS                                                    AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                                                                    STUDENTS
                                                 released for completion of 300 hours of                diagnostics and pharmacology, and                                                                       You are required to complete certificate level              STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                    A bachelor degree and current registration
                                                 clinical internship experience.                   completing my own research. Ideally, I would                                                                 before proceeding to diploma and master level.              You are required to complete certificate and
                                                                                                                                                    as a general nurse in Division One with the
                                                                                                    love to be involved in advocating the role of   Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.                                                                               diploma level before proceeding to master level.
                                                 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                                                                                                                       You must have a Graduate Certificate in
                                                                                                   nurse practitioners in Australia, particularly                                                               Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice                       You must have a Graduate Diploma in
                                                 Successful graduates may be eligible to          in primary healthcare. There is huge potential    SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS                                        (with a course weighted average of at least                 Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice
                                                 apply for registration as a nurse practitioner       for nurse practitioners to make a lasting     A bachelor degree recognised by Curtin                      70) or equivalent, and current registration                 (with a course weighted average of at least
                                                 in Division One of the Nursing and Midwifery       difference to disadvantaged communities.”       University and current registration as a                    as a general nurse in Division One with the                 70) or equivalent, and current registration
                                                 Board of Australia. They may also apply for                                                        registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing                 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.                   as a general nurse in Division One with the
                                                 mutual recognition of registration in other                    Holly Tisdall
                                                                                                                                                    Board.                                                                                                                  Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
                                                 Australian states where equivalency                Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)                                                                      SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS
                                                 of specialisation applies.                                                                         ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY                                                                                            SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                You must have a bachelor degree in nursing
                                                                                                                                                    This course requires a higher level of English              (with a minimum course weighted average of                  A Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy
                                                                                                                                                    language proficiency: IELTS (Academic)                      70) that is recognised by Curtin University.                and Continence Practice (with a minimum
                                                                                                                                                    overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in                You must also have current registration as a                course weighted average of 70) or equivalent
                                                                                                                                                    each band (or equivalent English test).                     registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing                 recognised by Curtin University. You must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Board.                                                      also have current registration as a registered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                This course requires a higher level of English              ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                language proficiency: IELTS (Academic)                      This course requires a higher level of English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in                language proficiency: IELTS (Academic)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                each band (or equivalent English test).                     overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            each band (or equivalent English test).
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
RESEARCH                                                                                                                                          HOW TO APPLY

Nursing and midwifery research at Curtin helps improve the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities at a national                 COURSEWORK DEGREES                             ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICENCY                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
and international level.
                                                                                                                                                  To make applying to Curtin as easy as          Curtin requires all students to demonstrate     Satisfying the admission requirements
                                                                                                                                                  possible, we have put together online guides   proficiency in English. You will meet the       enables you to be considered for entry to
In meeting the above goal, emphasis is          Priority areas of research are: quality/safety,    • Master of Philosophy (International          and services to help you.                      English language proficiency requirements       a course but does not guarantee an offer.
placed on:                                      older persons and cancer and palliative              Health)                                                                                     by demonstrated completion of at least          Admission is at the discretion of the course
                                                care, mental health, wound care, maternal          • Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing and            DOMESTIC STUDENTS                              one year full-time of an undergraduate
• creating a vibrant research environment                                                                                                                                                                                                        coordinator/school, and is dependent on a
                                                and children’s health, and pre-hospital,             Midwifery)                                                                                  or postgraduate coursework degree at
  to facilitate positive research outcomes                                                                                                        You are a domestic student if you are:                                                         number of considerations, including your
                                                resuscitation and emergency care.                                                                                                                recognised universities in Canada, New
  for higher degree by research students,                                                          • Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences)       • an Australian citizen or Australian dual                                                     ability to meet the specific course entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Singapore,
  academic staff and industry partners          We offer a range of higher degree by               • Doctor of Philosophy (International                                                                                                         requirements.
                                                                                                                                                    citizen                                      South Africa, United Kingdom or United
• the development of international evidence-    research courses:                                    Health).                                     • a permanent resident of Australia            States of America.                              ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  based best practice in healthcare             • Master of Philosophy (Nursing and                                                               • a holder of an Australian permanent          Alternatively, you can demonstrate your         Health sciences students who will be
• building on established links within            Midwifery)                                                                                        humanitarian visa                            English language proficiency via other tests,   working with children aged from newborn
  the Faculty of Health Sciences,               • Master of Philosophy (Health Sciences)                                                          • a New Zealand citizen.                       such as the International English Language      to 17 need to have a Working With Children
  Curtin University and Australian and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as
  international partners.                                                                                                                         To apply now or for more information, visit                                                    Check. Your course coordinator will advise
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
                                                                                                                                                  curtin.edu/pg-apply                                                                            you when this is required. Courses that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 For further information on the postgraduate     include supervised practice in a clinical
                                                                                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                         English language proficiency requirements,      setting require screening for and vaccination
   THE BUSINESS OF BEING A DAD                                                                                                                                                                   visit curtin.edu/pg-english                     against a range of infectious diseases before
                                                                                                                                                  You are an international student if you are
   The role of fathers has changed               Functioning’ (RF) or ‘Mentalising’. It’s all     “Fathers sometimes have a tough time            required to hold a student visa to study                                                       beginning placement. A recognised first aid
   significantly in the last 10-20 years.        about thoughts, feelings and intentions,         relating well with their infant – for all the   in Australia. This includes temporary                                                          certificate and a criminal record screening
   Many dads are now more intimately             and how these influence behaviours.              same reasons as why mothers struggle at                                                                                                        are also necessary.
                                                                                                                                                  residents, and non-residents of Australia
   involved with their children than                                                              times in early parenting. Many men have
                                                 “What we found was that the quality of                                                           and New Zealand.                                                                               curtin.edu/hs-fieldwork-requirements
   previous generations, and new research                                                         not had great role models of how to be an
                                                 family functioning was related to the
   is demonstrating just how important                                                            involved father. It may even be counter-        To apply now or for more information, visit
                                                 fathers’ RF more than the mothers’ RF.
   the father-child connection is to family                                                       cultural for them to be a hands-on dad in       curtin.edu/int-apply
                                                 Also, the quality of the mother-infant
   functioning and wellbeing.                                                                     those first months,” says Dr Cooke.
                                                 relationship was not predictive of the
   Dr Dawson Cooke is a Curtin Postdoctoral      quality of their partner’s relationship with     “Working in partnership with the child’s        RESEARCH STUDENTS
   Fellow who is working with Dr Garth           the infant – these two relationships were        mother is one important key to being            To find a thesis supervisor and for
   Kendall on research funded by the             independent.”                                    an involved dad. Another is having the          information on how to apply for both
   Fathering Project. He has recently had a                                                       courage to have a go – not fear doing it        domestic and international students, visit
                                                 “[The fathers’] RF was also strongly
   study published that assesses how well                                                         the ‘wrong way’ and being prepared to ask       howtoapply.curtin.edu.au/research
                                                 related to men’s identification with the
   families understood both their babies’ and                                                     for help if you need it.”
                                                 fathering role, more father-time with the
   their own mental and emotional states,                                                                                                         Alternatively, you can contact our Graduate
                                                 child on weekends, and fathers’ parenting
   and how the father-baby relationship was                                                                                                       Research School for more information:
                                                 self-efficacy.”
   related to family functioning.
                                                 Dr Cooke notes that while there is more                                                          Tel: +61 8 9266 3337
   “I am particularly interested in the                                                                                                           Email: GRS.FutureStudents@curtin.edu.au
                                                 awareness about the importance of the
   very early stages of the father-infant                                                                                                         Web: curtin.edu/postgrad-research
                                                 father-child relationship, and increased
   relationship because I believe if a good
                                                 expectations for dads to develop healthy
   quality relationship is established from
                                                 connections with their children, one of
   the start of a child’s life, this provides
                                                 the greatest barriers to this is personal
   a resilient foundation for the father’s
                                                 experience. Many men may not have had
   involvement throughout their lifespan,”
                                                 good relationships with their own fathers,
   says Dr Cooke.
                                                 and are uncertain about how to nurture
   “We assessed the parent capacity to           their children. This can impact on the
   consider mental states in the self and        quality of the family relationships they
   the infant, which is called ‘Reflective       develop.
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - 2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Curtin University
FEES AND
SCHOLARSHIPS

DOMESTIC STUDENTS                               FEE-HELP                                         INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                          INDICATIVE ESSENTIAL

TUITION FEES
                                                If you are an Australian citizen or hold a       Tuition fees are based on a normal
                                                                                                                                                 INCIDENTAL FEE                                 SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                permanent humanitarian visa, you have the        full-time workload of 100 credits per           Some courses require compulsory additional
Your tuition fee is calculated and charged on                                                                                                                                                   A scholarship at Curtin can offer you
                                                option of applying for FEE-HELP – a loan to      semester (200 credits per year) unless          payment for retainable materials and
a semester basis.                                                                                                                                                                               great opportunities. The financial,
                                                help pay for part or all of your tuition fees.   otherwise stated. If you study more than        course-related fees, known as essential        academic and career support received
Indicative course fees for the 2018             For more information, visit                      100 credits per semester you will have a        incidental fees. Some individual units may     will help you graduate with the skills
commencement year are available at              fees.curtin.edu.au/feeHELP.cfm                   higher annual tuition fee. The tuition fee      have optional fees for course materials and    and networks to make tomorrow
courses.curtin.edu.au                                                                            is calculated in Australian dollars and is      other course-related items.                    better.
                                                TAX BENEFITS
                                                                                                 charged on a semester basis. Individual unit
Indicative course fees for the 2019             You may be entitled to an income tax                                                             REFUND AGREEMENT                               Curtin offers a variety of scholarships
                                                                                                 (subject) fees are listed at fees.curtin.edu.
commencement year will be available from        deduction for tuition fees and related                                                           The categories under which the University      to students. Some are offered for
                                                                                                 au/course_fees.cfm
September 2018.                                 expenses if there is a direct connection                                                         Fees Centre will assess an application         academic achievement, while others
                                                between your course and your current work.       Please note: All listed fees are subject to     for refund are laid out in the University’s    are designed to make university
For more information on individual unit
                                                For more information, please consult the         annual increases.                               International Student Refund Agreement.        possible for students who face
(subject) fees, visit
                                                Australian Tax Office at ato.gov.au                                                              The agreement is supplied to you with your     financial hardship.
fees.curtin.edu.au/course_fees.cfm                                                               OFFER LETTER (100 CREDITS) FEE
                                                                                                                                                 Letter of Offer and can also be accessed       Scholarships are not loans – the
STUDENT SERVICES AND                                                                             As an international student, you need           online at fees.curtin.edu.au/refunds.cfm,
                                                                                                 to pay the fee for your first study period                                                     money is given to you provided
AMENITIES FEE                                                                                                                                    where you can also view the most up-to-        you fulfil key requirements such
                                                                                                 (one semester or 100 credits) before            date information as the policy is subject to
Your Student Services and Amenities Fee                                                          arriving in Australia, in order to receive a                                                   as academic performance, work
                                                                                                                                                 change.                                        experience or volunteer commitments.
(SSAF) supports a range of non-academic                                                          confirmation of enrolment. The fee quoted
services and amenities at Curtin. For                                                            on the international offer letter is an                                                        Each scholarship has different
information on the cost and services                                                             approximation and may differ slightly in                                                       eligibility criteria, application
covered by the SSAF, visit                                                                       accordance with the units you choose to                                                        procedures and closing dates, so
fees.curtin.edu.au/amenities.cfm                                                                 study upon your enrolment.                                                                     check these early in the process.
COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACE                                                                                                                                                                    Visit our scholarships website to
A number of our postgraduate health                                                                                                                                                             find out more and to sign up for a
sciences courses are commonwealth                                                                                                                                                               scholarships email alert.
supported. A Commonwealth Supported
                                                                                                                                                                                                scholarships.curtin.edu.au
Place (CSP) is subsidised by the Australian
Government and is available to Australian
and New Zealand applicants only. For more
information, visit studyassist.gov.au

EMPLOYER-PAID STUDY
Your employer may be able to help you
with the cost of postgraduate study. Many
employers have developed formal employee
education assistance policies in which
education costs may be shared.
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CONTACT US
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Tel: 1300 222 888
Email: futurestudents@curtin.edu.au
Web: futurestudents.curtin.edu.au

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Tel: +61 8 9266 1000
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CURTIN INTERNATIONAL
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