Builds on anatomy and physiology knowledge to develop knowledge and skills in nursing assessment and beginning level nursing interventions. Practice in nursing laboratory sessions and simulated rehearsal prepares students for professional experience placement.
- Principles of therapeutic communication
- Communication strategies
- Transcultural communication
- Communication in challenging situations
- Health interview models
- Health assessment models
- Manual handling techniques
- Functional assessment: Skin hair & nails
- Biometric measurements and vital signs
- Functional assessment: Cardiac and respiratory function
- Functional assessment: musculoskeletal & central / peripheral nervous function
- Functional assessment: gastrointestinal function
- Functional assessment: Urinary function
- National inpatient medication record
- Medication Administration 1
- Medication Administration 2
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||Demonstrate the principles and strategies of communication and developing the nurse patient relationship||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||Demonstrate a range of data gathering techniques, including observation, interviewing and assessment related to nursing practice, and cognisant of the need for cultural sensitivity and awareness.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Demonstrate the principles of documentation and medical records management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||Demonstrate beginning and safe competence in the performance of a range of nursing skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||Demonstrate mastery of numeracy required for medication management.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Dempsey, J, Hillege, S & Hill, R, 2014, Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery. A person-centred approach to care, 2nd Australian and New Zealand edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sydney, Australia.
- Stein-Parbury, J, 2014, Patient & Person: Interpersonal Skills in Nursing, 5th edn, Elsevier, Chatswood, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4158-9.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.