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

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2016

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:

  • explore the ethical concepts of beneficence and non-maleficence using Socratic dialogue
  • demonstrate understanding of the relevant aspects of common law and legislation relating to professional accountability including: negligence, professional misconduct, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009), the Coroner's Act (1980) and the NSW Health Care Complaints Act (1993)
  • examine the legal and ethical implications of selected clinical scenarios

Theme 2: Critical thinking and analysis

Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • identify and define common terms relating to gastrointestinal, endocrine and kidney diseases
  • outline the epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology of colorectal cancer, gastroenteritis, liver disease, diabetes and kidney failure, and the associated co-morbidities
  • identify the psychosocial impact of these diseases on the client, their family and their community
  • demonstrate an understanding of common types of qualitative research designs
  • critically appraise and synthesise examples of qualitative research
  • use relevant literature and research findings to support your learning and clinical practice
  • apply the principles of academic integrity to your learning activities

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
  • use a structured evidence-based assessment framework in collecting data about the physical, socio- cultural and mental health of individuals with selected gastrointestinal, endocrine and kidney diseases
  • identify a range of techniques, including observation, interview, physical and mental health assessment appropriate to comprehensive nursing assessment and undertaking a patient history
  • identify when and how to use an alcohol withdrawal scale
  • identify actual and potential health problems by interpretation of assessment data
  • use assessment data to plan and prioritise patient care
  • identify goals that are achievable and congruent with the values and beliefs of individuals/groups
  • identify expected health outcomes and times frames for achievement of goals
  • document a plan of care to achieve expected outcomes
  • identify appropriate and evidence-based nursing care for the achievement of health outcomes and goals
  • identify how to respond to fluid status deterioration rapidly and appropriately
  • demonstrate clinical communication skills that allow for changes in the individual's condition to be conveyed accurately and succinctly to other members of the health care team
  • plan appropriate evaluations to monitor progress of individuals towards planned outcomes
  • revise plan of care and determine further outcomes in accordance with evaluation of assessment data
  • discuss health promotion and patient education related to selected scenarios

Theme 4: Collaborative and therapeutic practice

Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • explore the concept of person-centred care
  • apply a quality use of medicines framework to selected gastrointestinal, endocrine, and kidney diseases
  • demonstrate skills in written, verbal and electronic communication
  • demonstrate therapeutic and interprofessional communication skills
  • explore and discuss the concepts of cultural empathy, cultural safety and cultural competence

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.

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of NURS1101, NURS1201, NURS1202, HUBS1406 and HUBS1416.

Assumed Knowledge

Prior successful completion of HUBS1406 and HUBS1416 Prior successful completion of or concurrent enrolment in Clinical Practice 2A (NURS2102)

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

Report: Written Assignment *

Quiz: 7 quizzes *

* 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:

  • Report: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Formal Examination: 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. * Students must achieve 90 percent or higher in the Child Protection quiz.

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Laboratory

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

Simulation - Cultural Empathy

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term

Lectures will be delivered either face to face or online.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 20 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Tutorial can be delivered either face to face or online