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NS2881 - Nursing Practice 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Limited availabilities are restricted to students admitted to 78110E - Bachelor of Nursing Science [External].

Students in this subject are introduced to concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Students progress from their understanding of wellness to examine concepts of disease and further develop their skills in health assessment in respect of identified body systems; respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and musculoskeletal. Application of knowledge and skills in this subject maintains a focus on patient centered care and the Registered Nurse standards for practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply principles of person centered care and diversity in the provision of nursing care in practice settings;
  • utilise focused health assessment to identify variations from normal parameters;
  • relate principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmcodynamics to the management of respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and musculoskeletal diseases;
  • apply the Registered Nurse standards for practice in the provision of evidenced based nursing care;
  • apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and musculoskeletal systems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (30%)
  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • integrated case study assignment (30%)
  • online unfolding scenario (20%)
  • peer assessment of clinical skills (%)
  • professional portfolio (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Exams may be scheduled outside the University exam period, refer to NM Year Planner. Students must: 1) Complete and submit all assessment items; 2) Attend 100% of clinical labs or submit required makeup work; 3) Demonstrate satisfactory level of competency in numeracy skills test; 4) Achieve satisfactory grade for professional portfolio submission; 5) Achieve satisfactory grade for PEP; 6) Achieve minimum score of 50% in the formal examination; 7) Achieve overall cumulative score of 50%.

Prerequisites: (NS1882 OR NS1222) AND BM1011 AND BM1022

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - 2 hours per week
  • 40 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervised clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • 120 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 21-May-2018 to 25-May-2018
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 80 hours - Online lectures (20 hours); residential teaching block (40 hours); online activities (20 hours)
  • 120 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - 2 hours per week
  • 40 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervised clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • 120 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 14-May-2018 to 18-May-2018
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 80 hours - Online lectures (20 hours); residential teaching block (40 hours); online activities (20 hours)
  • 120 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - 2 hours per week
  • 40 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervised clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • 120 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - 2 hours per week
  • 40 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervised clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • 120 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.