Foundations of Professional Practice 2A

Description

This course provides the theoretical foundations to the nursing care of adults and children across a range of clinical contexts. The gastrointestinal, endocrine and kidney diseases that feature in the clinical scenarios selected for this course are based on Australia's National Health Priority Areas and the impact of these diseases on morbidity and mortality. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; qualitative research; relevant legal principles; and ethical concepts are integral to this course.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 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

Theme 1 - Professional Practice
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the relevant aspects of common law and legislation relating to professional accountability, negligence and professional misconduct
  • explore the ethical concepts of beneficence and non maleficence using Socratic dialogue

Theme 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • outline the epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology of colorectal cancer, gastroenteritis, liver disease, diabetes and kidney failure, and the associated co-morbidities
  • discuss the psychosocial impact of these diseases on the client, their family and their community
  • demonstrate an understanding of common types of qualitative research designs

Theme 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • use the clinical reasoning cycle to explore selected clinical scenarios
  • identify a range of techniques, including observation, interview, physical and mental health assessment appropriate to comprehensive nursing assessment and undertaking a patient history

Theme 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • apply a quality use of medicines framework to selected gastrointestinal, endocrine, and kidney diseases
  • demonstrate therapeutic communication when supporting individuals dealing with grief, loss and bereavement.

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, NURS1201, NURS1202, HUBS1406 and HUBS1416.

Assumed Knowledge

Concurrent enrolment in Clinical Practice 2A (NURS2102)

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination *

Participation: Tutorial preparation and participation *

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning scenarios *

Essay: Essay ¿ cultural empathy *

Quiz: Medication Calculation Quiz *

Quiz: Child protection quiz *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: 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.
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Essay: 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 90 percent or higher in the Medication Calculation quiz.
  • Quiz: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve 90 precent or higher in the Child Protection quiz.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term

Tutorials will be delivered either face to face or online.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks