Advanced Professional Assessment & Reasoning

    Course details

    • Code: PROF.8010
    • Fee: $1,710*
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.250
    • Subject: Nursing
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to investigate the environmental, sociological, political, cultural, economic and psychological factors that impact on well-being of vulnerable peoples and their families/whānau. By the employment of a variety of assessment tools for identification of issues, the student will apply advanced professional reasoning to implement interventions for the identified group of vulnerable people.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse environmental, sociological, political, cultural, economic and psychological factors relating to an identified vulnerable group.
  2. Assess issues that contribute to the vulnerability of the group.
  3. Compare and contrast appropriate assessment tools for intervention in specific areas of practice.
  4. Utilise contemporary research to evaluate interventions and implications for well-being of individuals.
  5. Apply professional knowledge and skills in the application of interventions to the professional environment.
  6. Use reflexivity to evaluate effectiveness of interventions in practice.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017