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NS2882 - Nursing Practice 4

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].

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

  • 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: NS2881

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-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 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 18-Oct-2021 to 22-Oct-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-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 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 11-Oct-2021 to 15-Oct-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-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 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 18-Oct-2021 to 22-Oct-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours tutorials - During residential block
  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 20 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 2
Census Date 26-Aug-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.