Clinical Practice 1B

Description

This course provides the clinical foundations to the care of adults and children across a range of contexts.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to professional practice

2. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to critical thinking and analysis

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to provision and coordination of care

4. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to collaborative and therapeutic practice

Content

This course comprises four modules. Each has a defined set of learning outcomes as listed below:

Module 1 - Professional Practice
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:

  • practice in accordance with legal, professional and ethical nursing frameworks
  • perform nursing interventions in accordance with recognised standards of practice

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:

  • practice within an evidence based framework

Module 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:

  • use the clinical reasoning cycle as a structured approach to client care
  • use a range of techniques, including observation, interview, physical assessment, mental status examination and collection of a client history to conduct a comprehensive nursing assessment and to plan care

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:

  • establish therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
  • apply a quality use of medicines framework to ensure the safe administration of medications
  • establish positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues
  • use verbal and electronic communication skills effectively
  • use ergonomic principles to prevent injury and promote client comfort
  • adhere to occupational health and safety legislation

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of NURS1101. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite - successful completion of or concurrent enrolment in NURS1201.

Assumed Knowledge

NURS1101

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio *

Quiz: Medication Quiz *

Participation: Tutorial Preparation and participation *

Participation: Laboratory preparation and attendance *

Professional Task: Clinical Placement *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - To be eligible to attend clinical placement 100 percent attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and medication related knowledge. Students will only given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator. (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less of clinical lab hours is not completed). Failure to attend clinical lab may result in either cancellation or postponement of clinical placement.
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students are required to complete 100 percent of clinical placement hours and provide evidence of attendance (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less are not completed).
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Complete the required clinical laboratory preparation as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Workbooks.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve 100 percent in the medication calculation quiz.
  • Participation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Participation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms).

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 32 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

Clinical Placement will be 96 hours (3 weeks by 32 hours per week).

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 28 hour(s) per Term

Note: Tutorials can be delivered face to face or online

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Note: Tutorials can be delivered face to face or online