Unit description

Develops and integrates knowledge towards evidence-based practice, the nursing process and reflective practice skills in the care of the patient/client in the practice domains of haematology, lymphatic, neurology, sensorineural, acute trauma and end of life decisions.

Unit content

Module 1: Haematology and lymphatic disorders

  • Assessment of common disorders
  • Care of the client with altered haematological function
  • Care and management of people with vascular disorders
  • Medications and technologies in the care and management of people with haematological and lymphatic disorders

Module 2: Neurological disorders

  • Assessment of common disorders
  • Acute and traumatic neurological disorders, care and management
  • Chronic and long-term care of neurological disorders
  • Special focus acute traumatic head injury
  • Special focus dementia
  • Medications and technologies in the care of neurological disorders

Module 3: Sensory disorders

  • Assessment of common disorders of eyes and ears
  • Care of acute disorders of the eye and ear
  • Care and management of chronic disorders of the eye ear
  • Special focus on ear and eye trauma
  • Care of the older person with altered sensory function
  • Medications and technologies in the care and management of sensory disorders

Module 4: Management of acute trauma and end of life

  • Triage
  • Homeostasis
  • Advanced assessment and management of shock
  • Medications and technologies in the care and management of acute trauma and shock disorders
  • End of life decisions: implications for care

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Brown, D & Edwards, H (eds), 2012, Lewis's Medical-Surgical nursing. Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Marrickville NSW. ISBN: 9780729539951.
  • Bullock, S & Manias, E, 2011, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, 6th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442514683.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2hrs (12wks)
Lecture online 2hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2hrs (12wks)
Lecture online 2hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2hrs (12wks)
Lecture online 2hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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