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NS2882 - Nursing Practice 4

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].

This subject extends students' knowledge of 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; endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive and neurological. Application of knowledge and skills in this subject maintains a focus on patient-centred care and the Registered nurse standards for practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • utilise focused health assessment to identify variations from normal parameters;
  • apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, integumentary and neurological systems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care;
  • apply the Registered Nurse standards for practice in the provision of evidence-based nursing care;
  • apply principles of patient-centred care and diversity in the provision of nursing care in practice settings;
  • relate principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to the management of people experiencing endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, integumentary and neurological disorders and/or mental illness.

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

Examinations may be scheduled outside the regular University examination 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) Achieve a satisfactory grade for professional portfolio submission; 4) Achieve a satisfactory grade for Professional Experience Placement; 5) Achieve a minimum score of 50% in the formal examination; and 6) Achieve an overall cumulative score of 50%.

Prerequisites: NS2881

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Leisa Sanderson, Mr Alan Ramsay, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Mrs Angela Brogan, Ms Tracey Gooding, Dr Donna Martin.
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 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 19-Oct-2020 to 23-Oct-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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Leisa Sanderson, Mr Alan Ramsay, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Dr David Simcock, Mrs Angela Brogan, Ms Tracey Gooding, Dr Donna Martin.
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 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 12-Oct-2020 to 16-Oct-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

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Leisa Sanderson, Mr Alan Ramsay, Mrs Angela Brogan, Ms Tracey Gooding.
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 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Alan Ramsay
Lecturers: Mrs Leisa Sanderson, Mr Alan Ramsay, Mrs Angela Brogan, Ms Tracey Gooding.
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.