NURS13128 - Nursing care for children and their families

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Infants, children and adolescents are a unique group of individuals who have ever-changing, complex needs different to those of the adult person. This unit will expose you to the theories of child development, the fundamental rights and needs of the child and their families. Assessment and communication skills necessary to care for the child and their families in a range of settings will be explored. You will also review concepts of safety, health promotion and legal and ethical issues in relation to nursing children and their families.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed 96 credit points and NURS12158 Clinical Nursing Practice 3 or NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

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 40%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 73.33% 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: Student evaluations.
Feedback
Overall unit content was said to be interesting and relevant to to student learning.
Recommendation
Continue to use majority of unit content; update as required.
Action Taken
Unit materials updated as needed.
Source: Student evaluations.
Feedback
A suggestion was given to include lectures in addition to or rather than using the study guide.
Recommendation
Reconsider using weekly lectures in the next offering of the unit. Zoom sessions would be preferred so that they can be attended both live and then also be available as a recording.
Action Taken
Zoom sessions were offered and recorded in the first number of weeks of term as well as specific zoom sessions on the assignments - these were recorded and made available to all students.
Source: Unit coordinator and student evaluations.
Feedback
Reconsider design of assessment two where a powerpoint presentation and evaluations were to be converted to word and submitted via turnitin as this was problematic.
Recommendation
Although the broad format of the assessment task will remain as the actual task was received well the actual format for submission needs to be re-worked so that students can submit through turnitin without issues.
Action Taken
The assessment task and submission requirements were changed so that a powerpoint with audio and a separate word document were to be uploaded via turnitin. This seemed to be less problematic for students to upload.
Source: Student evaluations.
Feedback
Not all links were working in the moodle site.
Recommendation
Ensure links provided on moodle site are checked repeatedly during term and fixed as needed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations; Self reflection.
Feedback
Broad format, including assessment items, in the unit appeared to be well received by students and they commented they enjoyed the zoom lectures/sessions.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator will update and revise the unit as necessary but will continue with the broad format of the unit. The zoom sessions will be scheduled again in the next offering of the unit as they appear to be of value to both students and staff.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations; self reflection.
Feedback
Feedback from students was largely very positive. Students commented that the unit coordinator was available, helpful and provided timely responses to queries.
Recommendation
Continue to prioritise answering student queries, particularly around assessment due dates.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Broader feedback.
Feedback
Industry paediatric staff reviewed the assessment items and all feedback received was positive.
Recommendation
Industry feedback valuable to unit coordinator when considering development of assessment items that are relevant to industry and in alignment with learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilise evidence-based practice principles to compare the unique biopsychosocial stages of child development and the impact these have on children and their families
  2. Examine legal, ethical and socio-cultural trends and their effect upon the provision of safe collaborative nursing care to children and their families.
  3. Discuss cultural awareness principles and family centred care as applied to the nursing care of children and families.
  4. Evaluate health promotion strategies at a local, national and international level relevant to the health and wellness of children and their families.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment