Explores nursing responses to changes in health status. This is the fourth in a series of four units. This unit employs case-based learning through which students will build upon and apply knowledge and skills related to health care transitions. Practice in nursing laboratory sessions and simulated rehearsal prepares students for professional experience placement.
- Principles of adaptation & change
- Development across the lifespan
- The concept of family
- Introduction to maternity and new-born care
- Pharmacotherapeutics for maternal and newborn clients
- Introduction to paediatrics
- Common childhood illnesses
- Acute illness in childhood
- Paediatric pharmacotherapeutics
- Introduction to women's health
- Introduction to men's health
- Transitions in the elderly
- Introduction to Oncology
- Pharmacotherapeutics in oncology
- Remission and recovery
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 problem solving, decision making and clinical skills necessary to respond to and complex clinical situations||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate safe and increasing competence in performing nursing skills, including medication administration related to paediatric nursing care and health transitions||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and ability to function as part of a multidisciplinary team||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||conduct integrated and comprehensive assessments cognisant of lifespan development and psychosocial challenges||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate accountability and responsibility for own nursing practice and actions and teaching and supporting peers in complex clinical situations.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- Farrell, M & Dempsey, J (eds), 2013, Smeltzer and Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd edn, LWW.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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