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Unit of Study NRS20004 - Formation Based Learning: Chronic Illness and Nursing Care (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Describe the influence of social determinants and cultural factors on health and chronic illness
2 Describe and discuss the models of care and principles of nursing practice as applied to caring for a person with chronic illness
3 Describe and discuss the pathophysiology and pharmacological management of common chronic illness conditions
4 Demonstrate integration of knowledge, medication management, and nursing skills relevant to chronic illness and appropriate to scope of practice
5 Conduct a comprehensive health history, including assessment of environmental, social and family history factors for individuals with chronic illness and/or disability
6 Demonstrate and use the principles of evidence based nursing to devise strategies to promote independence, wellbeing and quality of life for individuals with chronic illness

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

  1. Describe the influence of social determinants and cultural factors on health and chronic illness
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. Describe and discuss the models of care and principles of nursing practice as applied to caring for a person with chronic illness
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. Describe and discuss the pathophysiology and pharmacological management of common chronic illness conditions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Demonstrate integration of knowledge, medication management, and nursing skills relevant to chronic illness and appropriate to scope of practice
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Conduct a comprehensive health history, including assessment of environmental, social and family history factors for individuals with chronic illness and/or disability
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. Demonstrate and use the principles of evidence based nursing to devise strategies to promote independence, wellbeing and quality of life for individuals with chronic illness
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

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