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Area/Catalogue
NURS 2023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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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
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To develop students’ knowledge and skills to assist adults experiencing health problems achieve optimal health outcomes.

Course content

Adult developmental theories; National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards; NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice; codes of conduct and ethics; legislation and policy for practice; consent; duty of care; advocacy; nursing assessment and management of common acute and chronic health problems affecting adults; clinical decision making; principles of person-centred care; health informatics; health technology; professional communication; care planning and implementation;; 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; mental health; health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 1072 Foundations of Nursing Practice
NURS 1071 Experiential Learning Activity: Aged Care Practicum 2
BIOL 1047 Human Body 1
NURS 1061 Experiential Learning Activity: Preparation for Clinical Practice Practicum 1
NURS 1073 Health of Older People
HLTH 1047 First Peoples' Health
HLTH 1036 Global and National Health
BIOL 1048 Human Body 2

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2058 Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Online (online content and discussion forum) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 5 weeks
Tutorial (Online virtual classroom) 2 hours x 4 weeks
Workshop (On-campus HHHS) 3 hour x 8 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Online (online content and discussion forum) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 5 weeks
Tutorial (online virtual classroom) 2 hours x 4 weeks
Workshop (On-campus HHHS) 3 hours x 8 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Online (Online content and discussion forum) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 5 weeks
Tutorial (online virtual classroom) 2 hours x 4 weeks
Workshop (on-campus HHHS) 3 hour x 8 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Online (Online content and discussion forum) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial (Online virtual classroom) 2 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (On Campus HHHS) 3 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 2500 words 30% -
OSCA 3000 words equivalent 35% -
Examination 3000 words equivalent 35% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 2500 words 30% -
OSCA 3000 words equivalent 35% -
Examination 3000 words equivalent 35% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 2500 words 30% -
OSCA 3000 words equivalent 35% -
Examination 3000 words equivalent 35% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Assignment 2500 words 30% -
OSCA 3000 words equivalent 35% -
Examination 3000 words equivalent 35% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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 university. 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

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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