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NS3350 - Health and Illness in the Older Adult

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

The primary focus of the subject is to develop the student's awareness and knowledge of ageing, the health concerns of the older adult and their special nursing needs. It will examine key issues concerning health and illness and essential elements of planning care so that students can support the client and their significant others in the provision of safe, effective and sensitive care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Consider ageing from a biological, sociological and psychological perspective;
  • Understand health promotion and primary health considerations in relation to healthy ageing;;
  • Identify care needs specific to the older adult in a range of health care settings;
  • Recognise and respond to major health concerns associated with ageing; and;
  • Apply effective nursing strategies.
Prerequisites: NS2022 and (NS2213 OR NS2214 OR NS2218) and NS2112 and NS2015 and PP2131 and PP2231

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2 week Teaching Block)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 80 hours - 2 week Teaching Block
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2 week Teaching Block)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 80 hours - 2 week Teaching Block
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Mackay, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2 week Teaching Block)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 80 hours - 2 week Teaching Block
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Mount Isa, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2 week Teaching Block)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 80 hours - 2 week Teaching Block
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2 week Teaching Block)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 80 hours - 2 week Teaching Block
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

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.