Introduces students to the role of the nurse in the care of maternity clients, paediatric clients, and the family members of clients who come in contact with the health care system. The unit consists of two modules focused on each of the client groups, and emphasises the development of problem-solving skills in relation to the personal needs of these clients so that their health is promoted. The assumed prior knowledge required for this unit includes the objectives for all first year Bachelor of Nursing units.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to assist in developing evidence-based nursing care for maternity clients, paediatric clients, and family clients (ANMC 3.5)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||critically analyse the theoretical foundations of maternal, family and paediatric care and their impact on the provision of care (ANMC 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3)||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify legal and ethical issues which impact on the care of these clients in a range of health care settings (ANMC 1, 1.1, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2)||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify assessment, goal-setting, intervention and evaluation processes as they relate to the nursing care of these clients (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4)||Intellectual rigour|
|5||demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills when planning nursing care for these clients in a range of settings (ANMC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||describe appropriate independent and collaborative health care actions related to the care of these clients (ANMC 3, 3.1, 3.3)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||apply knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics when planning care for maternal and newborn clients (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3).||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hrs (12 weeks)|
|Exam: take home||30%|
|Self study modules||SR|
|Exam: take home||20%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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