Enables students to acquire and integrate knowledge as well as develop the use of the nursing process and reflective practice in the following practice domains: reproductive; gastrointestinal; metabolic; and endocrine. In addition, knowledge will be developed in regards to the pharmacology and technologies associated with each of these domains.
Module 1: Altered sexual and reproductive function
- Assessment of common disorders
- Care of the client with altered sexual and reproductive function
- Women's sexual and reproductive health
- Men's sexual and reproductive health
- Medications and technologies in the care and management of altered sexual and
- Reproductive function
Module 2: Gastrointestinal disorders
- Assessment of common gastrointestinal disorders
- Care of upper gastrointestinal disorders
- Care of lower gastrointestinal disorders
- Acute and traumatic gastrointestinal disorders, care and management
- Chronic and long-term care of gastrointestinal disorders
- Medications and technologies in the care of acute and chronic gastrointestinal-disorders
Module 3: Metabolic and endocrine disorders
- Assessment of common disorders
- Care of acute disorders
- Care and management of chronic disorders
- Special focus on diabetes
- Special focus on obesity
- Care of the older person with diabetes
- Medications and technologies in the care and management of metabolic and
- Endocrine disorders
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||Integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to assist in developing evidence-based nursing care in the above domains (ANMC 2.2) above domains. (ANMC 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.7)||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Integrate the nursing process, assessing, planning, intervening and evaluation when considering care for people in the above domains (ANMC 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 )||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Justify and demonstrate safe and quality use of selected medications in relation to the above domains (ANMC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3)||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|4||Demonstrate an ability to think, plan and reflect upon client care (ANMC 6.1, 6.2, 6.3,6.4)||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|5||Critically discuss appropriate interpersonal skills when considering care for people in the above domains (ANMC 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3, 10.2)||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||Determine the safe application of nursing care and medical technologies to client care in relation to the above domains (ANMC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 3.2)||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||Value and justify attitudes and behaviours which indicate awareness and acceptance of professional nursing practice ( ANMC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7)||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
- Brown, D, & Edwards, H, Lewis's medical-surgical nursing. Assessment and management of clinical problems, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Marrickville, NSW.
- Bullock, S, Manias, E & Galbraith, A, 2007, Fundamentals of pharmacology, 5th edn, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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