Health Sciences

Supportive environment

Teaching-learning strategies and resources within the School provide a learning environment that assists learners to develop information processing and problem solving skills underpinned by evidence based practice.

The foundation for the Bachelor of Nursing curriculum for example is teaching by inquiry, or Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). IBL begins with a task or scenario to analyse, students then work in small groups to investigate the scenario taking responsibility for identifying issues and gathering information.

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Scenarios developed reflect the student's year level and curriculum topics. First year students are introduced to basic care scenarios these scenarios become increasingly complex as the students progress through their program of study.

The integration of human patient simulator manikins into case-based scenarios provide students with an opportunity to experience the variations to the 'patient's' health just like a real patient. Australian Catholic University's Health Simulation Centre provides our Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine students with simulated healthcare environments and equipment used within the practice setting. ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine equips students for life by fostering the skills, knowledge and abilities required for successful preparation for practice.