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NUR2005

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Gayle McLelland (Peninsula)

Synopsis

This elective unit provides students with an introduction to maternity and paediatric nursing.
Students will explore the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in supporting care of women and their families throughout the childbearing process. Emphasis is on normal pregnancy and postpartum care of mother and baby.
The unit also extends learning from core units around medical and surgical care and special needs of children.

Outcomes

  1. Discuss roles and responsibilities of health professionals in the care of childbearing women, children and adolescents;
  2. Discuss physical, psychological changes and common complications in pregnancy;
  3. Outline key aspects of prenatal care;
  4. Describe the stages of labour;
  5. Describe assessments and care of mother and baby following birth;
  6. Identify common complications and their immediate management in the postpartum period;
  7. Describe characteristics and care of the normal newborn baby;
  8. Discuss common neonatal, paediatric and adolescent conditions and their management;
  9. Outline key periods in child and adolescent development;
  10. Describe common responses of children and adolescents to illness;
  11. Discuss the importance of family-centre care;
  12. Describe safe care of postnatal mothers, newborn babies, sick children and adolescents; and,
  13. Discuss legal and ethical issues impacting on the care of childbearing women and hospitalized children and adolescents.

Assessment

Two (2) x 2000 workbooks - each 2000 words (20% each)
Examination worth - Two (2) hours (60%).
Students must pass the examination to pass the unit

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Four (4) hours lecture/tutorial/laboratory

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Only available to students enrolled in: Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing Practice