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NUR3106

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
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Ms Joanne Porter (Gippsland)

Synopsis

This unit will incorporate an introduction to high acuity nursing of severely ill patients. Using a systematic approach to patient assessment, students will develop skills in caring for patients with, altered circulation, multi-organ failure, shock states and trauma. The focus will be on high acuity care and include other specialist areas of nursing practice such as critical care, perioperative, coronary care, acute medical surgical and emergency nursing and paediatric nursing with an emphasis of caring for patients across the lifespan.

Objectives

Educational Objectives:

On completion of this unit students are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of complex health problems experienced by clients throughout the lifespan;
  2. Explore and evaluate the clinical application of nursing research and theoretical literature to acute and high acuity care;
  3. Incorporate culturally relevant, age specific, nursing therapeutics to address problems experienced by seriously ill clients;
  4. Review an appropriate disaster management plan, building upon existing knowledge of disaster management;
  5. Apply a systematic approach to patient assessment and implementation of management strategies in team-based simulation environment;
  6. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of complex health problems experienced by clients throughout the lifespan;
  7. Explore and evaluate the clinical application of nursing research and theoretical literature to acute and high acuity care;
  8. Incorporate culturally relevant, age specific, nursing therapeutics to address problems experienced by seriously ill clients;
  9. Review an appropriate disaster management plan, building upon existing knowledge of disaster management;
  10. Apply a systematic approach to patient assessment and implementation of management strategies in team-based simulation environment.

Clinical Objectives:

  1. Apply pathophysiological principles to the care of clients with serious and life threatening illness;
  2. Apply clinical reasoning to selected pathophysiological and psychosocial nursing phenomena;
  3. Demonstrate safe clinical practice based on current theoretical and pharmacological knowledge;
  4. Apply pathophysiological principles to the care of clients with serious and life threatening illness;
  5. Apply clinical reasoning to selected pathophysiological and psychosocial nursing phenomena; and
  6. Demonstrate safe clinical practice based on current theoretical and pharmacological knowledge.






Clinical Objectives
  1. Apply pathophysiological principles to the care of clients with serious and life threatening illness;
  2. Apply clinical reasoning to selected pathophysiological and psychosocial nursing phenomena; and
  3. Demonstrate safe clinical practice based on current theoretical and pharmacological knowledge.

Assessment

Written assignment: 30% - 3000 word essay exploring the management of a high acuity patient;
Written examination: 40% - 3 hour examination;
Clinical case study: 10% - 1000 word assignment; Team-based simulation: 20% - utilising the simulation centre and team-based simulation activities that are scenario based.
+ Clinical assessment: Pass/fail
Students must attend 100% of all scheduled laboratories - refer to school clinical guidelines for details. Students must obtain a pass grade in the examination in order to obtain an overall pass grade for this unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Joanne Porter

Contact hours

7 hours a week (lectures, tutorials, labs) plus 160 hours clinical.

Guided Learning:
1 hour of guided learning including 2 online quizzes.

Prerequisites

NUR2002, NUR2004, NUR2104

Co-requisites

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Practice or the Bachelor of Nursing and Rural Health Practice from the Gippsland campus.