Available in 2017

Course handbook

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 respiratory and neurological 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 individuals, family and community at acute, chronic and rehabilitation stages. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; evidence-based practice; relevant legal and ethical principles are integral to this course.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate cultural competence, and therapeutic and interprofessional communication skills in providing nursing care (physical, psychosocial and cultural) for individuals with selected cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory illnesses from the acute phase through to rehabilitation

2. Outline and explain the relationships between the epidemiology, pathophysiology and symptomatology of selected cardiovascular, respiratory, and cerebrovascular diseases such as Myocardial Infarction, Asthma, COPD and stroke

3. Utilise critical thinking skills in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of nursing care for people diagnosed with Myocardial Infarction, Asthma, COPD and stroke

4. Utilise clinical reasoning skills in responding to cardiovascular, cerebrovascular or respiratory deterioration

5. Apply a quality use of medicines framework to selected cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory diseases

6. Identify and discuss interprofessional approaches in prevention and rehabilitative care of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory health breakdown to ensure continuity of care

7. Discuss health promotion and identify appropriate patient education resources and considerations related to selected clinical situations

8. Consider the impact of disability of a person┬┐s independence, dignity, physical and psychosocial wellbeing

9. Explain and debate the ethical concepts of autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence in relation to selected cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory diseases

10. Apply an 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

11. Demonstrate an understanding of descriptive quantitative research designs

12. Appraise and use relevant quantitative research related to cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory diseases to support your learning and clinical practice


Content

Person-centred care, clinical reasoning, recognition and management of deteriorating patient, cultural competence, quality use of medicines, management of acute and chronic respiratory conditions, respiratory rehabilitation, management of acute and chronic cardiac conditions, cardiac rehabilitation, management of acute cerebrovascular conditions, stroke rehabilitation and patient education.


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.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of NURS1101, NURS1201 and NURS1202. Concurrent enrolment in HUBS1406 and HUBS1416.


Assessment items

Quiz: In-Class test (including medication calculation) *

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 1 *

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 2 *

Formal Examination: Closed Book Examination - Accredited Program - use of Memory Aids are not permitted. *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students are strongly recommended to attend as there is an assessment item attached

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: 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: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in 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.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Term

Simulation Learning Activity - students are strongly recommended to attend

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term

4 hours face to face delivery (Nursing) 20 hour online delivery (HUBs)

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 20 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Tutorials can be delivered either face to face or online.