Foundations of Professional Practice 2A

Course code NURS2101Units 20Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

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.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to:
* Professional practice
* Critical thinking and analysis
* Provision and coordination of care
* Collaborative and therapeutic practice
ContentTheme 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.
Replacing Course(s)NURS2194 - Gastrointestinal Nursing Therapeutics
TransitionNURS2194 will be offered online in 2012 and 2013 for part time students or those who fail and need to repeat.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeConcurrent enrolment in Clinical Practice 2A (NURS2102)
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCultural Empathy
Examination: FormalExamination
Online Learning ActivitiesClinical reasoning
Quiz - ClassWeekly
Medication calculation quiz and Child Protection Quiz - 90% mastery required to pass this course.

Students who do not achieve mastery may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Contact HoursLecture: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing program
Prior successful completion of NURS1101, HUBS1406, NURS1201, NURS1202 and HUBS1416
Compulsory Program ComponentAcademic Integrity Module
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the course learning objectives and to be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to:

* Submit all assessment items
* Gain a total mark of 50% or higher for the course
* Achieve 90% or higher in the Child Protection quiz
* Achieve 90% or higher in the Medication Calculation quiz

Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Requirements will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS2101