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The Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing consists of 96 credit points.
The program is structured to enable you to:
- critically analyse and apply the principles of primary health care related to child and family health
- analyse and evaluate nursing strategies designed to promote and maintain wellbeing for children and their families
- apply evidence-based practice to primary care within the scope of the Maternal Child Health service
- critically examine key ethical issues relevant to professional health care practice in community settings.
You will complete seven core courses and one elective course. The following is an example of courses offered:
- Child and Family Health Assessment
- Families and Community Studies
- Health Promotion and Early Parenting
- Working in Partnership with Families
- Child and Family Nutrition
- Child and Family Nursing in the Community
- Maternal and Child Health Clinical Practice
To meet course requirements, you must complete a minimum of 300 hours of clinical experience in approved early childhood agencies. While most experience occurs in approved MCH centres, almost one-third of your clinical experience will include observations and visits to community agencies. These include childcare centres, early intervention services, early parenting centres, MCH Line, community day stay programs and other key services.
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Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing
1 Year Full time, 2 Years Part time
|Bundoora Campus||1 Year Full time, 2 Years Part time|