The Faculty of Health will offer a number of subjects during the 2017 summer session so that students can take advantage of the increased study flexibility this session offers. Students will have access to internships, placements and core subjects during the summer session. Find out more.

Important: If you decide to withdraw from a spring session subject, you will not be able to re-enrol. Please consider this as the summer session class may already be full.

All subjects available.

These subjects will broaden your academic experience and are generally available as electives in your course.Use these subjects to broaden your academic experience. Refer to the UTS handbook for more information.  

Usually available as electives in your course, internships and industry work opportunities are a great way to gain valuable experience and develop your skills while you’re studying. Please check the availability of internship subjects in your course listing in the handbook.

Work experience subjects are a compulsory part of your course. Find out what it’s like to work in your industry whilst gaining relevant knowledge throughout your UTS course.

These subjects have been developed to assist you in improving upon your current skills in various areas that are relevant to your studies. These subjects do not hold a credit point value.

Consider giving your degree a real international edge. Going on Exchange will enhance your understanding of language, culture and context of your chosen country.

HELPS provides non-credit point English language and academic literacy support to UTS undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Learn competencies that will assist you on your career path. Short Courses do not contribute to your current degree, but will provide you with professional skills that can be applied to the real world.

Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 2 (92433)

This subject builds on Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 1. Students explore the process of clinical judgement at a foundational level in the care of adults admitted to hospital for elective or emergency surgical procedures. Students are encouraged to develop a holistic approach to facilitate patients’ recovery and discharge to the community. This involves recognition of individuals’ responses to various factors including the presenting Health problem, pre-existing comorbidities, therapeutic interventions and psychosocial factors. Skills in Health assessment; holistic patient-centred and clinical care; professional communication, including clinical handover and documentation, team work, application of evidenced-based practice, Health promotion and Health education, are further developed in the clinical setting.

Complex Nursing Care: Medical Surgical (92442)

This subject builds on skills introduced in Medical Surgical Nursing and Nursing Care of the Older Person to extend students’ abilities to practise in a range of more complex medical-surgical contexts. Through the use of simulation, students are provided opportunities to work in small nursing teams to make autonomous decisions on caring for patients with complex Health conditions. The importance of comprehensive Health assessment is particularly emphasised along with well-targeted nursing interventions, appropriately planned nursing care and the application of best evidence to practice. Particular attention is paid to recognising and responding to the clinically deteriorating patient. Learning experiences drawing on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (ACSQHC 2011) and the Essentials of Care program (NSW Health: Nursing and Midwifery Office 2014) focus on providing safe and effective care to individuals and families. At times during this subject, nursing practice is considered in an interprofessional framework. Students also have the opportunity to reflect on their practice and determine self-identified learning needs appropriate to the subject’s focus.

Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing (92441)

Nurses have a major role to play in improving the Health of Indigenous Australians. To be effective however, nurses require both clinical skills and cultural respect. This subject focuses on improving students’ knowledge of Indigenous people in order to foster respect and understanding. Exploring their own attitudes, beliefs and understandings contributes to students being able to deliver evidence-based care in a culturally respectful way.
This subject emphasises exploring Indigenous perspectives of Australian history and the ongoing effects of colonisation for Indigenous people nationally and internationally; intergenerational loss and trauma; acknowledging Indigenous people as experts in their own Health; comprehending the social and cultural implications of engaging with the Health care system for Indigenous people; and fostering humility in safe, appreciative, collaborative spaces.

Evidence for Nursing (92440)

This subject develops skills in accessing and appraising the evidence upon which to base nursing practice. This subject builds on students’ understandings of the utility of published practice guidelines. Focus is on selection and appraisal of published primary research studies and applying the evidence to selected clinical situations. The subject focuses mainly on the appraisal of research using quantitative data analysis and the determination of indicators of clinical effectiveness. The appraisal of systematic reviews is also introduced. Popular Health claims are evaluated as a method of understanding how the indicators of clinical effectiveness are used.

Family and Children’s Nursing (92439)

This subject contributes to students’ understanding of families in contemporary Australian society. Health promotion and primary Health care in a family context, and family formation and structure are highlighted. The subject explores nursing issues related to the child-bearing family including parenting, maintaining Health and wellbeing in children, families in crisis and the impact of disability on families. Key acute and chronic Health issues in children and adolescents together with recognition of the sick child are a major focus of this subject. Legal and ethical issues related to families such as child protection and guardianship are addressed in the context of children at risk. The subject enables students to develop the personal, professional and intellectual attributes, along with the technical knowledge, required to work with children and families in a broad range of settings.

Nursing Care of the Older Person (92437)

In this subject, students explore the foundational principles and practice of person-centred nursing care of the older person in a variety of Health care contexts. Students explore the normal ageing process and the diseases and dysfunctions that can occur in older age. The provision of quality care to the older person with multiple physical, social and psychological co-morbidities is emphasised. Students gain skills in undertaking comprehensive Health assessments of older persons and gain an understanding of interprofessional approaches to care. Students continue to develop nursing skills specifically in relation to wound care, continence and bowel management, enteral supports, and end-of-life care. Through the provision of interactive online modules, collaborative laboratory activities and lectures provided by industry experts, this subject encourages students to engage with this important area of Health care.

Sport and Exercise Internship (92551)

Please refer to the UTS Handbook for details http://www.handbook.uts.edu.au/subjects/index.html

Sport and Exercise Science Practicum (92550)

Please refer to the UTS Handbook for details http://www.handbook.uts.edu.au/subjects/index.html

Structural Anatomy (92511)

Please refer to the UTS Handbook for details http://www.handbook.uts.edu.au/subjects/index.html