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Area/Catalogue
NURS 2023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101145

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop students’ knowledge and skills to assist adult populations experiencing complex health problems achieve optimal health outcomes.

Course content

Adult developmental theories; quality and safety; legislation and policy for practice; consent; duty of care; advocacy; nursing assessment and management of common acute and complex health problems affecting adults; clinical decision making; models of care; health informatics; health technology; professional communication; care planning and implementation; health outcome evaluation; evidence-based practice; pathophysiology; hydration and nutrition; fluid and electrolyte balance; peri-operative care; pain management; pharmacology; safe administration of medicines; client and family teaching; cultural knowledge including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Textbook(s)

Tollefson, J & Hillman, E 2019, Clinical Psychomotor Skills: Assessment Tools for Nursing Students, 7th Ed, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd, Victoria

Estes, ME, Calleja, P, Theobald, K & Harvey, T 2020, Health assessment and physical examination: Australian and New Zealand edition, 3rd Ed, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

McIlwraith J & Madden B 2014, Health Care and the Law, 6th Edition, Lawbook Co, NSW

Berman, S, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Kozier, B, Dwyer, T,...Parker, B, Reid-Searl, K & Stanely, D 2018, Kozier and Erb's fundamentals of nursing. Concepts, process and practice, 4th Ed, Pearson Australia, NSW

Lemone P, et al 2020, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking For Person-Centred Care, 4th Australian Edition, Pearson Australia, Victoria

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1048 Human Body 2
NURS 2034 Experiential Learning Activity: Older Adults Practicum 2
BIOL 2058 Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice
HLTH 1036 Global and National Health
HLTH 1047 First Peoples' Health
BIOL 1047 Human Body 1
NURS 1061 Experiential Learning Activity: Preparation for Clinical Practice Practicum 1
HLTH 1037 Mental Health
NURS 1033 Being a Health Professional
NURS 2024 Health of Older Adults

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture (online) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (HHHS) 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief) 1 hour x 8 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Workshop (pre-brief - HHHS) 6 hours x 4 days
External (Online delivery) - x 9 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture (online) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (HHHS) 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief) 1 hour x 8 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture (online) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (HHHS) 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (pre-brief) 1 hour x 8 weeks
EXTERNAL, COOK ISLANDS MINISTRY OF HEALTH, ONLINE
External (online delivery) - x 9 weeks
Workshop (on-campus) 6 hours x 4 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, COOK ISLANDS MINISTRY OF HEALTH, ONLINE
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
OSCA 2500 words equivalent 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 45% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Degrees this course is offered in

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