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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1073

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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
171855

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Unit Value
4.5

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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, skills and attitudes to assist older people to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Course content

Healthy ageing, ageing theories and the ageing process; ageism; elder abuse; legislation, policies and standards including Aged Care Quality Standards; National Safety and Quality Standards, advanced care directives; NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice; codes of conduct and ethics; common health issues in older people; healthy ageing for Aboriginal people; mental health; Grief and loss, bereavement, palliative and end of life care; health assessment; risk assessment; communication and documentation including care planning; consumer directed care, services available to support older people; safe administration of medicines; introduction to polypharmacy; person centred nursing care; activities of daily living; habilitation/rehabilitation.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 1072 Foundations of Nursing Practice
BIOL 1047 Human Body 1
NURS 1061 Experiential Learning Activity: Preparation for Clinical Practice Practicum 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (on campus HHHS) 6 hours x 2 days
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial (online virtual classroom) 2 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (on campus HHHS) 6 hours x 2 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (on campus HHHS) 6 hours x 2 days
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Online (online content and discussion forums) - x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 9 weeks
Workshop (on campus HHHS) 6 hours x 2 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 40% -
ePortfolio 2500 words equivalent 60% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Assignment 2000 words 40% -
ePortfolio 2500 words equivalent 60% -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 2000 words 40% -
ePortfolio 2500 words equivalent 60% -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 2000 words 40% -
ePortfolio 2500 words equivalent 60% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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.

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