|Online||Study Period 4||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 comprehensive patient health assessment
- Application of comprehensive patient health assessment
- Principles and processes of constructive feedback
- Documentation using the Subjective, Objective Assessment and Plan (SOAP) method
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|
|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||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||prepare a comprehensive 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 4
- 1st edition is also accepted.: Levett-Jones, T, 2018, Clinical Reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse , 2nd Edition, Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9781488616396.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning (6 wks)|
|Short written response||20%|
|Report - patient health assessment||40%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.