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NURS20158 - Clinical Foundations for Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will enable you to continue to examine mental health practice within a strengths based framework and give you the opportunity to examine the nursing actions, including safety and therapeutic implications and psychoeducation, associated with psychopharmacology and other types of biological treatments for mental health consumers. Ethical issues associated with the use of medication and other biological treatments within a Recovery-orientated practice will be discussed and analysed.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 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 Postgraduate 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

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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 3 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.15% 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
Students noted that they would like some structured interaction with other students
Recommendation
Students will be offered both group Zoom sessions and one-on-one sessions in the next offering.
Action Taken
Group sessions were offered. However, students did not take up these sessions.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students appreciated the one-one-one Zoom sessions
Recommendation
Students will be offered both group Zoom sessions and one-on-one sessions in the next offering.
Action Taken
Some students took advantage of one-on-one sessions.
Source: Student evaluations and emails
Feedback
Students liked the alignment of the topics and the content with the clinical environment
Recommendation
Continue to ensure assessments and content align with clinical environment.
Action Taken
Students continued to appreciate the alignment of assessments, content and focus on clinical environment.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students found content interesting
Recommendation
Ensure content is not altered but just updated
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Quick reponse to emails
Recommendation
Continue to be responsive to students
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
The focus on ethical dilemmas and medication in assessment 1
Recommendation
The assessment will continue to have the same focus
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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