Foundations of Professional Practice 2B

Course code NURS2201Units 20Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course provides the theoretical foundations to the management of the care of adults and children across a range of clinical contexts. The cardiovascular and respiratory diseases that feature in the clinical scenarios selected for this course are based on Australia's National Health Priorities and the impact of these diseases on morbidity and mortality. Preventable risk factors and the related health promotion strategies are addressed. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, quantitative 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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2015, 2013, 2012
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
ContentModule 1 - Professional practice
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* demonstrate understanding of the relevant common law and legislation relating to valid refusal of treatment, futile and burdensome treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, and end-of-life care planning
* explore the ethical concept of 'quality of life' using Socratic dialogue

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* outline the epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology of selected cardiovascular, cerebrovascular , cerebrovascular and respiratory diseases and the associated co-morbidities
* identify the psychosocial impact of these diseases on the client, their family and their community
* critically appraise examples of quantitative research related to cardiovascular , cerebrovascular and respiratory diseases

Module 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 cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory illnesses

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* apply a quality use of medicines framework to selected cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory diseases
* discuss the role of primary health care in the prevention of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory illnesses
* identify and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to rehabilitative care of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory health breakdown.
Replacing Course(s)NURS2296, Cardiovascular Nursing Therapeutics
TransitionNURS2296 will be offered online in 2012 and 2013 for part time students and those who fail and need to repeat.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA pass or higher grade in Foundations of Professional Practice 2A (NURS2101) and Clinical Practice 2A (NURS2102)
Concurrent enrolment in Clinical Practice 2B (NURS2202)
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn class tests
Group/tutorial participation and contributionGroup work Research activity
Quiz - On-lineHUBS
Quiz - TutorialMedical Calculation
ReportsIndividual Report
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of NURS1101, HUBS1406, NURS1201, NURS1202 and HUBS1416.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for NURS2201