Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate integrated knowledge underpinning nursing skills in the following practice domains: reproductive, gastro-intestinal, metabolic, endocrine and ear, nose and throat (ENT). In addition knowledge and skills will be demonstrated in medication administration related to complex care. Students will be required to apply reflective higher level skills and deliver care to patients with complex conditions.

Unit content

Module 1: Actual and potential alterations in reproductive function
Module 2: Actual and potential alterations in the endocrine function
Module 3: Actual and potential alterations in ENT function
Module 4: Actual and potential alterations in gastrointestinal function
Module 5: Numeracy related to paediatric calculations Clinical Performance Indicators

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 1

  • Brown, D & Edwards, H, 2012, Lewis's Medical Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 3rd edn, Elesevier Mosby, Marrickville.
  • Levett-Jones, T & Bourgeois, S, 2011, The Clinical Placement: An Essential Guide for Nursing Students, 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier, Chatswood.
  • Smith, S, Duell, D & Martin B, 2012, Clinical Nursing Skills: Basic to Advanced Skills, 8th edn, Pearson, New Jersey.
  • Wilson, SF & Giddens, J, 2009, Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, 4th edn, Elsevier Mosby, St Louis.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2x2 hours (2 weeks [1&2])
Field work 240 hours (Session)
Laboratory session 3x2 hrs (1 week [3])
Lecture online 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks [8&12])
Assessment
Exam: closed bookSR
PortfolioSR
Clinical skillsSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2x2 hours (2 weeks [1&2])
Field work 240 hours (Session)
Laboratory session 3x2 hours (1 week [3])
Lecture online 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks [8 & 12])
Assessment
Exam: closed bookSR
PortfolioSR
Clinical skillsSR

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2x2 hours (2 weeks [1&2])
Field work 240 hours (Session)
Laboratory session 3 x 2 hours (1 weeks [3])
Lecture online 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks [8 & 12])
Assessment
Exam: closed bookSR
PortfolioSR
Clinical skillsSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

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