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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1071

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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
171871

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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 enable students to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with professional standards in the provision of person-centred nursing care to older people.

Course content

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse Standards for Practice; National Safety and Quality Health Standards, inclusive of the Medication Safety Standard and the Aged Care Quality Standards; Nursing Process (clinical assessment, care planning and coordination, clinical intervention and management, evaluation); cultural safety; Aboriginal Health; evidence-based practice; professional nursing practice; professional and interprofessional communication, teamwork, documentation; collaborative approaches to care, advocacy, scope of practice, NMBA code of ethics, code of conduct for nurses, differing role expectations, education for self and others; safe and quality use of medications; mental health care for older people (healthy ageing, managing challenging behaviours), health informatics including electronic health records; infection control.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

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

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 1073 Health of Older People

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Practicum (Clinical Placement) 40 hours x 4 weeks
Online (Online Activities PebblePad) 4 hours x 1 week
Workshop (Pre-clinical HHHS) 4 hours x 1 day
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Practicum (Clinical Placement) 40 hours x 4 weeks
Online (Online Activities PebblePad) 4 hours x 1 week
Workshop (Pre-clinical HHHS) 4 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Practicum (Clinical Placement) 40 hours x 4 weeks
Online (Online Activities PebblePad) 4 hours x 1 week
Workshop (Pre-clinical HHHS) 4 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Practicum (Clinical Placement) 40 hours x 4 weeks
Online (Online Activities PebblePad) 4 hours x 1 week
Workshop (Pre-clinical HHHS) 4 hours x 1 day

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
OSCA 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
ePortfolio including Clinical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
OSCA 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
ePortfolio including Clinical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
OSCA 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
ePortfolio including Clinical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
OSCA 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
ePortfolio including Clinical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

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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