Examines nursing responses to health breakdown in the context of chronic illness. Students will apply knowledge of the physiological stressors and responses, with an emphasis on causal relationships between aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations and pharmacological therapy to manage consumer presentations. As part of this unit students will complete 120 hours of professional placement.
- Introduction to human responses to health breakdown across the lifespan
Aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations and pharmacological therapy of
- Renal health
- Central nervous system
- Skin and wound
- Presentation of chronic pain
- Mental health as a co-morbidity
- Cognitive and physical disability as a co-morbidity
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health empowerment
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 safe pharmacological therapy to provide person centred care for those with a chronic illness or disability||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||apply evidence-based principles to nursing interventions related to human responses, narratives and cultural considerations for individuals, groups and carers to health breakdown in the context of chronic illness||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of the pathophysiology and aetiology of respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, integumentary, and central nervous health breakdown||Intellectual rigour|
|4||examine strategies to improve the burden of chronic illness and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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