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NS5001 - Applied Physiological Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

This subject will introduce the registered nurse to advanced physiological nursing knowledge and advanced physical nursing assessment. Content includes physiological and biological concepts which inform specialist nursing practice and this will be applied to patients with complex health care needs. The subject is relevant to nurses caring for patients in specialist clinical practice settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • assess patients who are critically ill and who have alteration in health status resultant from several sources that could be both physiological and psychosocial;
  • have an advanced understanding of pathophysiological processes in the human body;
  • have an understanding of pharmacological concepts related to treating patients who are critically ill;
  • outline principles of microbiology when treating patients with complex health problems.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Miss Vanessa Sparke
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Dr Kristin Wicking.
Method of Delivery: CDROMandWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

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.