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NS2881 - Nursing Practice 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
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 person-centred care and the NMBA Registered Nurse standards for practice (2016).

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 knowledge of the pathophysiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and musculoskeletal systems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care;
  • apply principles of person-centred care and diversity in the provision of nursing care in practice settings;
  • apply the Registered Nurse standards for practice in the provision of evidence-based nursing care.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Online unfolding scenario - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Simulation activity - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled on-campus tutorial classes/online collaboration sessions and all scheduled clinical skills classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve satisfactory grade for clinical calculation quiz, examination, clinical skills peer assessment, portfolio task and PEP. Exams may be scheduled outside regular university exam period.

Prerequisites: (NS1882 OR NS1222) AND BM1011 AND BM1022

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (As per Nursing and Midwifery Year Planner)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 40 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 hours clinical Skills - During residential block
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (As per Nursing and Midwifery Year Planner)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 40 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 hours clinical Skills - During residential block
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (As per Nursing and Midwifery Year Planner)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 40 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 hours clinical Skills - During residential block
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • 120 hours professional Experience
  • 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.