Explores nursing responses to changes in health status. Builds upon knowledge and skills relevant to a wide range of primary care cases. Through case-based learning students will problem solve, build upon and apply knowledge and skills, promote independence and wellbeing related to chronic illness and disability. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of comprehensive functional assessment and the application of pharmaco-therapeutics in chronic disease and disability.
- Addressing national health priorities
- Principles of disease and models of disease prevention
- Models of health education and promoting health literacy
- Community needs assessment and capacity building
- cardiac and respiratory function
- renal and gastro-intestinal function
- cardiac and respiratory function
- central nervous system
- skin and musculoskeletal system
- Introduction to palliative care
- Pain theory
- Pharmacological concepts in pain management
Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in:
- palliative care
- chronic respiratory disease
- chronic renal, urinary and gastro-intestinal disorders
- chronic nervous and musculoskeletal disorders
- Nursing care strategies in caring for sufferers of a chronic illness
- Medication calculation and administration
- Principles of intravenous medication administration
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||conduct a comprehensive health history, including assessment of individuals with chronic illness and/or disability||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||evaluate principles and strategies to conduct an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the client at home and in the community||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate integration of knowledge, medication management, and nursing skills relevant to chronic illness and appropriate to scope of practice||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||apply the principles of evidence-based nursing to devise strategies to promote independence and wellbeing for individuals with chronic illness and/or disability||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||critically analyse the principles of health education, health promotion, and primary health care.||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- There will be weekly readings set from this text, so purchase is advised: Esther Chang and Amanda Johnson, 2013, Chronic Illness and Disability , 2nd edn, Elsevier Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780729541619.
- This book is a great resource text, but you do not have to purchase this particular version. Any clinical skills text will be ok. Mostly for Intensives: Jacqueline Bloomfield, Anne Pegram, Rhonda Wilson, Alan Pearson, Nicholas Procter, 2016, Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective , 1st edn, Cambridge Universiy Press, Great Britain. ISBN: 9781316620212.
- This pathophysiology text is the one the course will be using, but you may use your own if you already own one: Sheila Grossman and Carol Mattson Porth , 2013, Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 9th edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, United States. ISBN: 9781451146004.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.