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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Builds on the foundations of earlier interprofessional units and introduces students to the fundamentals of nursing practice.  Students will develop knowledge and skills to carry out person-centred practice, developing skills in communication and assisting patients with their fundamental care needs. Students will participate in simulation experiences in laboratories including the use of Mask-Ed.

Unit content

  1. Nursing, caring and health
  2. Person-centred care I
  3. Person-centred care II
  4. Fundamentals of care I
  5. Fundamentals of care II
  6. Fundamentals of care III

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss person-centred practice and what distinguishes it from other approaches
2apply the component parts of the person-centred framework to fundamental nursing care provision, through a case study
3demonstrate appropriate strategies that can be used to enhance person-centred communication
4explain the impact of the social determinants of health on being person-centred in a variety of contexts

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss person-centred practice and what distinguishes it from other approaches
  2. apply the component parts of the person-centred framework to fundamental nursing care provision, through a case study
  3. demonstrate appropriate strategies that can be used to enhance person-centred communication
  4. explain the impact of the social determinants of health on being person-centred in a variety of contexts

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (3 weeks )
Laboratory 3 hrs (3 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Communication OSCE and VIVA40%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (3 weeks )
Laboratory 3 hrs (3 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Communication OSCE and VIVA40%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (3 weeks )
Laboratory 3 hrs (3 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Communication OSCE and VIVA40%
Quiz10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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