The aim of the Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane) is to provide Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives with theoretical knowledge and associated skills that prepare them to work autonomously and across a variety of clinical settings with children and families.
Child and Family Health at Western
Graduates will be able to apply advanced nursing concepts and analysis, and lead nursing practice to promote optimal health outcomes for children and families.
This will involve among other things, design, implementation and evaluation of advanced clinical nursing care systems, and analysis and synthesis of nursing concepts leading to a basis for advanced nursing practice and the facilitation of change.
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Graduates of this program 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 program (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 program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.