The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course will enhance students' understanding of person-centred care, healthy ageing and the management of acute and chronic conditions experienced by older people. Factors that impact on health and the delivery of primary, secondary and tertiary health care for older people in Australia are discussed. An older person interprofessional framework, which promotes wellness across a range of contexts, will be introduced. The neuropathology of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, delirium and depression will also be addressed. Clinical scenarios will be used to explore innovative management related to nursing older people. In these scenarios relevant ethico-legal, socio-political, cultural, and spiritual issues are also covered


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): NURS2203. Students who have successfully completed NURS2203 are not eligible to enrol in NURS3103.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Discuss the concepts of person-centred care, health ageing and optimising the health of older people and their family/carers

2. Utilise an evidence-based assessment framework to collect information about the physical, socio-cultural, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs of older people

3. Discuss the importance of working with older people and their carers to develop a healthy ageing plan of care

4. Apply relevant health promotion strategies to older people and their family/carers related to normal ageing processes and chronic and complex health conditions (including self-management)

5. Identify strategies to maximise continuity of care and healthy ageing for older people when transitioning across care contexts

6. Recognise the predisposing and precipitating factors for and pathophysiology of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, delirium, depression

7. Utilise critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in the management of older people experiencing delirium, dementia, depression and acute illness superimposed on chronic conditions

8. Discuss and debate ethico-legal, cultural and spiritual issues related to end-of-life care/palliative care across care contexts


Content

Person-centred care; clinical reasoning; reflective practice; chronic and complex health conditions experienced by older people such as dementia, delirium and depression; contemporary older person models of care, healthy ageing; care contexts across the continuum; carer and family health, cultural competence


Requisite

Students must have successfully completed NURS1101, NURS1103, NURS1201 & NURS1202 and be active in the B Nursing (11725) program to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of NURS2101, NURS2102, NURS2103, NURS2201, NURS2202, HUBS1416, HUBS1406


Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz *

Written Assignment: Written Assessment *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

* 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:

  • 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.
  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah, Online and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

4 hours face to face 8 hours online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term

These tutorials will be delivered 2 hours online, and 3 hours x 4 weeks face to face depending on stream structure