- Master of Advanced Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this combined degree, students should be able to:
- At Advanced Nursing Practice and Public Health's intersection, employ comprehensive knowledge of contemporary research literature in a related specialty field
- Describe ways in which biological, environmental, Indigenous status, societal and cultural factors determine health and influence advanced nursing service delivery
- Discuss the public health conceptual foundations and apply these in the analysis of nursing services
- Explain the principles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and International Indigenous people's culture in Public Health and Advanced Nursing Practice
- Identify current public health challenges in global, Indigenous Australian and non-Indigenous Australian communities
- Evaluate the status of (and potential for) Advanced Nursing Practice in national and international contexts
- Evaluate requirements for engaging respectfully, and inclusively, with people from diverse backgrounds, and use this knowledge to support culturally competent practice, leadership and/or education relevant to healthcare practice
- Outline the organisational structures of the Australian and international public health systems
- Develop knowledge and skills to support extension to practice and the development of therapeutic and evidence-based nursing interventions in specialty and Advanced Nursing Practice
- Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate a public health program. Within established legislative, and professional boundaries, plan new and innovative practices in advanced nursing
- Assess the health needs of a community in the context of the determinants of health and apply findings to the development of public health or advanced nursing strategies
- Develop an understanding of tools and techniques required when planning and managing a public health project
- Establish and maintain collaborative work within an inter-disciplinary team
- Communicate public health evidence or innovations in the field of Advanced Nursing for advocacy, and engagement, using diverse media
- Analyse, appraise and synthesise public health research evidence to inform public health and Advanced Nursing decision making
- Interpret influences on decision making in public health and advanced nursing practice, including personal attitudes and belief
- Apply theories of leadership and management in public health and Advanced Nursing practice
- (Research Pathway students only) Investigate a public health or nursing practice issue in a substantial project, with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
- (Research Pathway students only) Examine own performance or processes undertaken in the investigation and management of a substantial public health or advanced nursing project
- Apply philosophical, methodological and ethical frameworks in the conduct of research or program development.
- Have an in-depth knowledge of public health concepts
- Be able to apply public health knowledge and skills
- Be able to examine issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives
- Be able to think critically and creatively
- Be able to apply knowledge, information and research skills to solve complex problems
- Be effective written and oral communicators.
- Be engaged with contemporary local, national, global issues
- Have a high regard for human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment
- Be aware of social and cultural diversity in communities
- Be able to work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
- Be respectful of Indigenous knowledge, culture and values
- Have the potential to be leaders in their profession
- Be equipped to make substantial contributions to society.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Be motivated and organised, with an ability to set goals, manage time and prioritise
- Be able to work effectively both independently and in groups
- Be flexible and adaptable
- Be aware of their own limitations and able to reflect and learn from their mistakes
- Have empathy and concern for others and are able to manage their own well-being.
- The ability to respond constructively to appraisal, performance review or assessment
- The ability to manage uncertainty.
- Speak and write effectively in plain English
- Produce high quality texts in the full range of genres used in public health (e.g. reports, essays, oral presentations) using appropriate vocabulary, tone, expression, grammar and structure
- Incorporate academic and professional source information effectively and accurately into verbal and written texts
- Communicate in cross-cultural contexts
- Use appropriate, context-specific, functional and public health-related language so that it is understood by expert and non-expert audiences
- Use voice, body language and visual aids to present verbal messages clearly
- Ask and answer questions confidently in expected areas of understanding
- Self-edit to ensure accuracy of finished written work and incorporate feedback to improve performance
- Engage respectfully, positively and productively in meetings, presentations and other workplace contexts
- Confidently express informed opinions, developed arguments and justified positions
- Comprehend and critically examine and contrast the viewpoints of others both verbally and in text.
- Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem solving and communication
- Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- Be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
Knowledgeable across disciplines
- Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Leaders in communities
- Initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- Have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- Mentor future generations of learners
- Engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs.
Attuned to cultural diversity
- Value different cultures
- Be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- Have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- Respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
Active global citizens
- Accept social and civic responsibilities
- Be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- Have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.
Last updated: 29 March 2023