This course provides Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives with the theoretical knowledge and skills to work autonomously and across a variety of clinical settings with children and families.
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Child and Family Health at Western
Graduates of this course will be able to apply advanced nursing concepts and analysis to promote optimal health outcomes for children and families.
In this course you will study: Child and Family Health: Professional Practice and Frameworks; Child and Family Health Practice: Supporting Growth and Development; Clinical Practice: Infant and Child Nutrition and Feeding; Healthy Families and Communities; Partnership in Practice; Perinatal Mental Health; Evidence Based Health Care; and one elective.
Upon successful completion of this course you may transfer into the Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane).
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Graduates of this course can look forward to enhanced professional status and career opportunities in their chosen fields, including:
- Primary settings, including home visiting and centre-based services
- Secondary level service delivery including family care centres, sustained home visiting programs and outreach specialist services
- Tertiary level service delivery including residential family care facilities.
Early Childhood Nurse
Early Childhood Nurses care for children from birth to school age and their families with an emphasis on the prevention, early detection and early intervention in, physical, emotional and social problems. They also assist with parentcraft, immunisation and developmental milestones.
Personal Care Worker
Personal Care Workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
Child and Family Health Nurse
Provide nursing care to children from birth to school age and their families with an emphasis on the prevention, early detection of, and early intervention in, physical, emotional and social problems affecting children and their families.
Community Health Nurse
Provides nursing care, health counselling, screening and education to individuals, families and groups in the wider community with a focus on patient independence and health promotion.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.