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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5155

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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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
157901

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to adapt and extend their nursing knowledge and practice to the contemporary Australian health system.

Course content

The Australian Health Care system, including factors affecting health care and health care delivery. Quality and safety standards in health care. Legal and ethical principles including medico-legal jurisprudence related to duty of care, scope of practice, negligence, consent, documentation, restraint, guardianship, and mandatory reporting. Nursing regulation, including professional codes and standards, and, the role of the nurse regulatory authority.

Development of professional and inter-professional communication and relationships; Role of the Registered Nurse, including exploring problem solving, clinical decision making, clinical reasoning and decision making frameworks and development of these skills, management and leadership. Nursing research in relation to evidence based practice.

Extension and adaptation of existing knowledge for contemporary nursing practice in the Australian context; work health and safety related to risk management of self and others. Life span approach to physical examination and assessment; primary health care and disease prevention; pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Management of clients with consequences of hazardous/ harmful use of alcohol & other drugs; Caring for clients with complex conditions focusing of conditions within the Australian National Health Priorities from the acute and chronic perspective, including a review of the anatomy and physiology. Clinical laboratory and simulation activities including acute and chronic pain management, wound care, biotechnology, and mandatory skills of manual handling, CPR and medication calculations.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Workshop (On Campus HHHS) 7 hours x 3 days
Workshop (Online) 7 hours x 2 weeks
Tutorial (Online) 2 hours x 13 weeks

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
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Quiz - 15% 1 hour
Portfolio 6000 words 60% -
Quiz - 25% 1.5 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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