NURS11157 - Lifespan Approach to Health and Wellness for Nursing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit adopts a lifespan approach to introduce you to a variety of developmental theories including biological, psychological and social elements. Illness prevention and health promotion models relevant to registered nurses are also examined. You will have the opportunity to critically analyse and apply these theoretical concepts through interaction with peers and others through a variety of mediums.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CQ23 or CG41.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.69% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Unit Moodle site: "The layout of the Moodle page was very easy to navigate especially since this is my first term and made finding everything I needed very easy"
Recommendation
Maintain the enhanced style of Moodle.
Action Taken
The NURS11157 moodle site is linked to an approved research project. Continual improvements with the embedding of e- learning techniques is highly regarded by students and facilitates the ease of use and accessibility for the unit.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Staff/student communication and support: "I found the zoom sessions provided [coordinators] very helpful, they mimic the feeling of being in an actual classroom, rather than just a question and answer session I have experienced in other units...[on line sessions] were like a real class room and the interactive aspect made me have to critically think about concepts which I am sure helped me in my assessment and quizzes...I love the zoom sessions, they provide so much help. thankyou for making them so entertaining. [Coordinators] are wonderful and work fantastically together".
Recommendation
Maintain high online presence of coordinators. Continue with the interactive sessions.
Action Taken
Coordinators continue to maintain an high online presence and a number of interactive real time workshops have been provided for distance students. Additionally, having coordinators visit different campuses also added to student engagement and overall success with the unit. This is planned to be continued in 2018 T2 and beyond.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Feedback:"! Any questions I have posted to lecturers are answered very quickly and when I read forums, I can see the lecturers always respond with great feedback and they do it very quickly, well done! Very enjoyable unit...The quizzes with an instant score at the end...[Coordinators] were fantastic regarding phoning students to provide assistance..."
Recommendation
Maintain fast return of feedback for questions and discussion material.
Action Taken
This links to the high on line presence of the coordinators. This unit is carefully scaffolded with smaller assessments in the form of quizzes along the way to facilitate engagement with the learning materials and to provide instant feedback for students. Much teaching takes place within the forums again in response to student interest and contributions so, the flipped classroom approach works well with this unit.
Source: Have Your Say Survey Email and phone responses.
Feedback
The best aspect is how open the communication lines are kept between students and lecturers. The lectures are explained in a clear way and concepts are made easy to understand. Resources provided that enable students to apply what is learnt such as a study guide and the summary sheets each week are incredibly helpful... everything links to the next part..."
Recommendation
Continue to provide varied forms of support resources. Include "search within" types of contemporary resources.
Action Taken
Students are provided with AV presentations that add on to their knowledge from the required readings. Multiple presentations are provided including real-time sessions so students can breakdown the material encountered and have the option to "teach back" to a group. Direction is provided by co-coordinators to guide the discussion and provide links to unit terms and concepts in an easily understood fashion. Continuing to deliver learning and teaching sessions in an engaging way that allows for real time discussion or as close as possible should be continued.
Source: Email Have Your Say survey Direct comments from students in the sessions
Feedback
Interactive workshops (taking the form of online sessions via zoom. An open forum for students participate in a real time tutorial).
Recommendation
Recommendation: Retain this feature. Rationale: This enhancement was introduced in 2017 and has become a regular feature within this unit. It enhances the learning journey of the student especially distance students who may be feeling isolated and detached due to reduced opportunities to interact in a face to face manner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Email Have Your Say Survey Student comments during the live sessions Poll of students after the session.
Feedback
Interactive sessions addressing the written assessments.
Recommendation
Recommendation: Retain these on-line real-time sessions. Rationale: Using parallel teaching methods, a case study was analysed using the same methods students were encouraged to adopt when preparing and writing up their assignment. This enabled students to progressively write their assignment at the same time they were encountering the theoretical components.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Email Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Co-ordinator on line sesions
Recommendation
Recommendation: Retain this availability Rationale: Although coordinators have a high online presence within this unit, students do find posting to the forum a challenge(particularly first-year first term students). The coordinator online sessions provide students with the opportunity to "drop in" and ask their question. Some students indicated that they appreciated this option as it gave them confidence in their coordinators as they were able to answer "any question on the spot" and this indicated that the coordinators "knew their material" and it also was a great source of feedback that the student was "on the right track"
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey Email Tutorial feedback
Feedback
Quizzes- presented as five items spread throughout the unit with a weighting of 10% each
Recommendation
Recommendation: Continue with this presentation of quizzes. Rationale: The provision of smaller items of assessment spread throughout the unit gives students the opportunity to obtain progressive and instant feedback on their understanding of the theoretical material. Each quiz scaffolds to the written assessment (which is encouraged to be undertaken in a progressive fashion) and therefore the quiz questions cue the student to core concepts that should be considered when writing the final assignment. Students also indicated that a number of smaller quizzes also assisted in improving their confidence as they were able to monitor their progress readily.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey Comments during the interactive sessions
Feedback
Multiple forums for specific questions: Essay forum, Quiz forum, Moodle discussion forum.
Recommendation
Recommendation: Continue with this format style Rationale: Being a large unit, having specific areas where students would easily obtain information and ask questions was more manageable than one Question and Answer forum. Students made these comments in comparison with their experience in other units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey Comments during coordinator on line sessions
Feedback
Weekly stimulus challenge question in the discussion forum
Recommendation
Recommendation: Continue with this weekly challenge Rationale: By posing a weekly challenge question, students were more confident in focusing on a theory, term or concept to write about. These questions were designed to have the student relate theory to life experiences and everyday situations. The outcome was improved confidence in applying theories and concepts to real life and promoted self-reflection.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
The prescribed text.: It is condidered an excellent resource however does not follow the unit structure in exact sequence
Recommendation
Recommendation: Retain the current textbook and continue to highlight the chapter headings for each module. These are already included in the "Read" activity, however, more emphasis could be made. Rationale: Feedback indicates it is user-friendly and relates to the Australian situation giving a good mix of theory, case studies and small self-assessment questions. The unit structure has changed slightly and does not follow the chapter sequence of the textbook. Weekly chapter readings are provided for the student and each chapter of the textbook is covered over the teaching term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey Comments from students during interactive sessions Peer review
Feedback
Unit Moodle site format is one of the easiest to navigate
Recommendation
NURS11157 was part of a research project for embedding enhanced e-learning tools. Progressive enhancements made as a result of this and those planned for the future terms should continue to see more improvement to make online delivery, particularly for large units more engaging and enhance student outcomes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Comments from students during sessions
Feedback
Presenting from different locations and on-campus coordinator visits
Recommendation
Recommendation: Retain and enhance delivery of "in person" contact. Rationale: In 2018, a trial was made of presenting workshops from different campuses. Students (distance and internal) were invited to come to the campus to attend the session and have time to discuss aspects of the unit with coordinators. This proved an invaluable experience for the students and feedback indicated they felt more connected as members of the university.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Some students experienced an issue with volume of some resources.
Recommendation
ITD has advised prior to each term that the sound volume is adequate. while there are some issues with MP4 files stored in the "ongoing" library, the move to the new ECHO platform should address this system-wide situation. However, other comments on exemplary aspects included the Zooms and enhanced recordings complete with notes and highlights.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Issues related to download of learning materials and some students experienced difficulty.
Recommendation
NURS11157 is a large cohort. The library provides a limited number of downloads of chapters of the prescribed text. The unit profile indicates students must have ongoing access to the prescribed text and should NOT rely on access via the electronic version due to license limits. All other learning materials, such as the worksheets, are provided in PDF and a word document version is also available so students do not need to print this resource as it can be saved directly to their desktop for completion.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Connect lifespan developmental theories to the nursing care of individuals and families.
  2. Within a nursing context apply lifespan developmental theories to inform strategies for health promotion and illness prevention to support individuals and families.
  3. Use the principles of cultural awareness to develop strategies to communicate effectively with individuals and families.

The Learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment