Foundations of Professional Practice 2B

Description

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.

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

Module 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.

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

A pass or higher grade in Foundations of Professional Practice 2A (NURS2101) and Clinical Practice 2A (NURS2102) Concurrent enrolment in Clinical Practice 2B (NURS2202)

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination

Participation: Tutorial preparation and participation

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case study ¿ group work

Report: Individual report on group work - Essay

Quiz: Medication Calculation quiz

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Tutorials can be delivered either face to face or online.