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NS3225 - Clinical Nursing Practice 6 (Mental Health)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject extends the process and knowledge begun in the previous nursing practice subjects by continuing to foster the student's ability to exercise clinical judgement. Emphasis is placed on advanced assessment and implementation skills and techniques as the students learn to deal with patients who have increasingly complex health problems. Students will also extend their experience in working in mental health clinical settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply ethical and legal principles to clinical situations where issues such as termination of life support, euthanasia, organ transplant arise;
  • integrate principles of management and time management strategies into clinical situations;
  • refine assessment and planning skills in order to provide optimum care for a patient in a complex situation;
  • demonstrate clinical skills and techniques for caring for a patient with complex health problems, including mental health problems.
Prerequisites: NS2022 and (NS2213 OR NS2214) and NS2112 and NS2015 and PP2131 and PP2231 and HS2000 and HS2101 and NS3361
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS3114 NS3226 NS3227

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 10-Sep-2012 to 14-Sep-2012 (5-day residential in Townsville)
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals - 5-day residential at Townsville campus
  • 30 hours - Students utilise printed study modules in lieu of lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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.