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Area/Catalogue
NURS 2024

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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
101146

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

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

Course content

Healthy ageing; habilitation/rehabilitation; disability; health promotion; safety and risk assessment; legal and ethical perspectives; advocacy; advanced directives; palliative care and end of life issues; quality use of medicines; polypharmacy; pathophysiology; health assessment; nursing management of common illnesses affecting the older person; evidence-based practice; health informatics; health technology; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; mental health.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 1037 Mental Health
NURS 1033 Being a Health Professional
HLTH 1047 First Peoples' Health
HLTH 1036 Global and National Health
BIOL 1047 Human Body 1
NURS 1061 Experiential Learning Activity: Preparation for Clinical Practice Practicum 1
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) - 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) - 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, WHYALLA
Online (online content) - 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
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) 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

Assignment, Examination, OSCA

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:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

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
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

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