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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • 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

 

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:
1examine 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
2critique each stage of clinical reasoning cycle in the implementation of nursing care
3interpret, 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
4prepare a comprehensive patient health assessment and integrate findings and recommendations into a plan that can be shared with the multidisciplinary team

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

  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
  2. critique each stage of clinical reasoning cycle in the implementation of nursing care
  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
  4. prepare a comprehensive patient health assessment and integrate findings and recommendations into a plan that can be shared with the multidisciplinary team

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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