Intellectual, conceptual, integrative and numerical abilities are required in the Bachelor of Nursing and the Bachelor of Midwifery programs.
For example, reasoning, problem-solving, and synthesis of information occur in a clinical context in which decisions and actions are required within defined timeframes.
Timeliness (e.g. completing a task in a safe/appropriate time frame) is a factor in relation to the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and numerical skills required as part of this program).
The types of reasoning that are required include the capacity/ability for:
- clinical reasoning and rational thought
- sound decision-making, consistent judgement
- scientific reasoning
- ethical reasoning
- legal reasoning.
The types of problem-solving that are required include the capacity/ability to:
- break problems down into their component parts
- prioritise tasks and workload appropriately
- undertake and interpret measurements
- perform and interpret basic mathematical formulas and calculations.
The required ability to synthesise information includes the capacity/ability to:
- locate appropriate and relevant information
- process information relevant to practice
- integrate and implement knowledge in practice
- apply learned information in decision-making
- use conceptual frameworks to guide practice and identify and apply important and relevantinformation
- assess and interpret information to define a problem and develop a plan to resolve theproblem appropriately.