The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

NURS2101

Units

20 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

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; evidence-based practice; relevant legal and ethical principles are integral to this course.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of person centred and family centred care in safe and effective care delivery

2. Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and symptomatology of the health breakdown of conditions being studied

3. Use clinical reasoning to identify nursing problems in the patient scenarios being studied and plan safe effective nursing care and patient education

4. Identify the attribute and skills required for culturally competent practice and apply to scenarios being studied

5. Identify the importance of effective inter-professional communication to safe practice and the prevention of medication error

6. Explain and apply legal and ethical concepts including beneficence, non-maleficence, negligence, open disclosure, and mandatory reporting

7. Utilise nursing research to support best practice nursing actions and critically appraise qualitative research and its application to empathetic patient care.

8. Demonstrate mastery of required medication and intravenous fluid calculations


Content

Person-centred care; reflective practice; clinical reasoning; patient education and health promotion; holistic healthcare; cultural competence; recognition and management of 'the deteriorating patient'; quality use of medicines; and care of the person requiring medical, surgical and palliative care including: fluid and electrolyte, diabetes; pain, stoma, wound and nutrition management.


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 and have

successfully completed NURS1101 and NURS1103 and successfully completed or are concurrently enrolled in HUBS1406, NURS1201 and NURS1202.


Assumed knowledge

Prior successful completion of NURS1201, NURS1202, HUBS1406 and HUBS1416


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 *

Quiz: In-Class Medication Quiz *

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:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course and gain 100% in the medication calculation section
  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course and gain 100% in the medication calculation section
  • 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.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

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