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NUR1203

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Leongatha Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jenny Biggs

Synopsis

This unit extends the concepts of health, wellness and evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice introduced in previous units. Students will use knowledge derived from social and biological sciences to inform the development of skills in health assessment. An introduction to concepts and skills fundamental to the practice of nursing will enable students to undertake nursing care that is culturally and developmentally contemporaneous. As communication is the cornerstone of effective assessment and therapeutic interventions, interpersonal skills are emphasized in this unit.

Objectives

On the completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of an evidence base for contemporary nursing and midwifery practice;
  2. Apply knowledge from physical, psychological, social and environmental sciences in the provision of quality care across a range of clinical settings;
  3. Utilise therapeutic communication and interaction principles in the assessment and care of patients/clients;
  4. Undertake holistic assessment of patients/clients across the lifespan in simulated and practice environments;
  5. Employ critical and clinical decision making skills in planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based nursing interventions to promote the health of patients/clients;
  6. Promote the independence, self-esteem and dignity of patients/clients using strategies appropriate for their sociodemographic/cultural background and developmental stage;
  7. Practice in accordance with ANMC Competencies for the Registered Nurse and other relevant professional standards.

Assessment

Assignment: 30%; Case study: 20%; Examination: 50%; Practical examination (e.g. OSCE): Pass/Fail; Clinical practicum: Pass/Fail.
Students must successfully complete both the theoretical and practical components in order to pass this unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jennifer Biggs

Contact hours

6 hours on-campus, 1 hour on-line learning per week plus 120 hours clinical practicum

Prerequisites

NUR1101; NUR1201