|Online||Study Period 6||N/A|
Enables students to build on current knowledge and skills to demonstrate sound clinical judgement and reasoning based on evidence based nursing care. A systematic and comprehensive approach to health assessment and chronic health complaints will be explored.
- Clinical reasoning and judgement in nursing
- Principles of physical assessment
- Application of physical Assessment-
- Principles and processes of constructive feedback
- Documentation using the Subjective, Objective Assessment and Plan (SOAP) method
Students will be required to attend a four (4) day intensive in a metropolitan, regional or rural setting as a part of their learning and assessment.
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||examine the clinical reasoning cycle and its application in the nursing context and evaluate the role of critical thinking abilities in maintaining safe and effective patient care||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||critique each stage of clinical reasoning cycle in the implementation of nursing care||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||interpret, apply and document the principles of physical assessment to the client's presentation/condition using the SOAP method of recording clinical information to justify the assessment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||perform a comprehensive systematic patient health assessment and integrate findings and recommendations into a plan that can be shared with the multidisciplinary team||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 6
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Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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