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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Explores nursing responses to changes in health status. This is the fourth in a series of four units. This unit employs case-based learning through which students will build upon and apply knowledge and skills related to health care transitions. Practice in nursing laboratory sessions and simulated rehearsal prepares students for professional experience placement.

Unit content

  • Principles of adaptation & change
  • Development across the lifespan
  • The concept of family
  • Introduction to maternity and new-born care
  • Pharmacotherapeutics for maternal and newborn clients
  • Introduction to paediatrics
  • Common childhood illnesses
  • Acute illness in childhood
  • Paediatric pharmacotherapeutics
  • Introduction to women's health
  • Introduction to men's health
  • Transitions in the elderly
  • Introduction to Oncology
  • Pharmacotherapeutics in oncology
  • Remission and recovery

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate problem solving, decision making and clinical skills necessary to respond to and complex clinical situations
2 Demonstrate safe and increasing competence in in performing nursing skills, including medication administration related to paediatric nursing care and health transitions
3 Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and ability to function as part of a multidisciplinary team
4 Conduct integrated and comprehensive assessments cognisant of lifespan development and psychosocial challenges
5 Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for own nursing practice and actions and teaching and supporting peers in complex clinical situations.
6 Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to ANMC Competency Standards

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

  1. Demonstrate problem solving, decision making and clinical skills necessary to respond to and complex clinical situations
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. Demonstrate safe and increasing competence in in performing nursing skills, including medication administration related to paediatric nursing care and health transitions
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and ability to function as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. Conduct integrated and comprehensive assessments cognisant of lifespan development and psychosocial challenges
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for own nursing practice and actions and teaching and supporting peers in complex clinical situations.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  6. Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to ANMC Competency Standards
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Farrell, M & Dempsey, J (eds), 2013, Smeltzer and Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd edn, LWW.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.