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NURS12146 - Person Centred Approach to Chronic Illness

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students enrolled in this unit will explore the complexity of nursing care for patients and clients with a chronic illness across the lifespan. Unit content will focus on assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting evidence based nursing care for patients and clients experiencing chronic illness. The importance of communication and collaboration in facilitating positive health outcomes in the chronic care setting is emphasised in this unit. Students will be expected to function within the scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse (2006) during a compulsory clinical placement.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:-

NURS11154 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2; and

BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology; and

NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management; and

NURS12151 Pharmacology for Nurses

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2014

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2014

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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Professional Practice Placement 0%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Email from student enrolled in course
Feedback
Glo, I am asking for a clarification of my mark for Assessment 1. I was given a mark of C and had no numerical score.
Recommendation
Clear guidelines for marking , this has been achieved at a school level and in consultation with colleagues about appropriate practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss concepts of primary health care in the prevention and management of chronic illness.
  2. Explore the complexity of nursing care for patients and clients with a chronic illness in institutional and community settings.
  3. Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document evidence based nursing care for patients and clients experiencing chronic illness across the lifespan.
  4. Communicate and collaborate effectively with patients, clients, carers, families and other members of the multidisciplinary care team in facilitating positive health outcomes.
  5. Function within the scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with Competency Standards for the registered Nurse (NMBA 2006) in the chronic care setting.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Professional Practice Placement