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 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Higher Education Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

There are no Higher Education availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2019
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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 60%
3. Portfolio 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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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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: Moodle
Feedback
The unit coordinator was very approachable and relaxed and made the topics very relatable.
Recommendation
The importance of considering the ethics involved when delivering physical treatments continues to inform this unit.
Action Taken
Recommendation doesn't relate to item.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Information was relevant and really useful for my practice. It should be one of the first subjects offered for post grad mental health students. Rather than units that focus on repeating recovery essays. Lecturer was very easy to communicate with and prompt. Overall one of the best subjects I've done at this uni.
Recommendation
Continue utilising academics with update clinical knowledge and experience.
Action Taken
Recommendation doesn't relate to item.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
I did like this subject I found it quite challenging and thought provoking
Recommendation
Continue use of coroners reports to provide substance upon which to reflect.
Action Taken
The use of a Coroner's report as a platform for an assessment has continued.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
I enjoyed the way we were encouraged to consider ethical applications to our practice and to question what we know about mental health nursing interventions from other perspectives.
Recommendation
Ensure a high focus on the ethical domain surrounding lawful restraint and medication.
Action Taken
The focus on ethics and the inherent relationship between ethics and biological treatments in mental health continue to be a focus in this unit.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
I enjoyed the articles. I felt that the content was relevant to mental health nursing. The course facilitator appeared to be very passionate and I liked that as well.
Recommendation
Continue to have learning material that is directly relevant to the practicing mental health nurse.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
The assessment piece on this unit was the most challenging of my course but was well outlined and the rubric helped a lot.
Recommendation
Recommend the continued inclusion of a relevant coroner's report to critique and reflect upon as an assessment item.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
I really liked the assignment, I thought it was very interesting and a great way to learn about medications. It was probably more oriented to nurses working on inpatient units whereas I work in the community. Nevertheless, it was useful. I liked the voice feedback as well as the written feedback, though I am not sure how I can keep this on file. Is there a way to download the voice file?
Recommendation
Ensure that assessment items can be generalisable to the acute and community mental health settings. Continue to use 'voice' feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine evidence based nursing actions associated with the use of psychopharmacology and other types of biological treatments
  2. Analyse ethical issues associated with the role of medication and other biological treatments, and shared decision making in a Recovery-orientated practice
  3. Explore safety and therapeutic implications for the consumer in relation to medication and other types of biological treatments
  4. Construct a psycho-education program for consumers and/or significant others.

Not currently accredited 

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio