Wellness Across the Lifespan

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wellness Across the Lifespan

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit focuses on the importance of communication, person-centred care, and partnerships in nursing practice, using wellness across the lifespan as an organising principle. The impact of social determinants of health and the role of health promotion strategies will be explored. The importance of empathic communication skills in professional interactions is also a key focus. The course theme emphasised in this unit is person-centred care.


    Learning Outcomes

    Successful completion of this unit requires you to provide evidence of the ability to:

    1. Explain and discuss key concepts and issues in relation to health and illness across the lifespan including the influence of social determinants of health
    2. Identify the principles of partnerships with consumers in health care and demonstrate application of these principles to person-centred care across the lifespan
    3. Apply knowledge of professional, ethical, social and cultural dimensions of communication to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and partnerships in health care
    4. Analyse the principles of health promotion and evaluate health promotion strategies in relation to a selected health problem and key social determinants of health across the lifespan.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.