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NS1222 - Clinical Nursing Practice 2

Credit points:03
Year:2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by:School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

This subject explores the concept of illness and examines the experience of hospitalisation on individuals. The skills of decision making and reflective practice are again emphasised, with students being given the opportunity to analyse and interpret data in the preparation of nursing care plans. Students will continue to utilise a problem solving process introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1 and will apply this within the clinical setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a knowledge of community support services available in North Queensland, with particular reference to the elderly individual and their family;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the need for research-based clinical practice;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of illness as they relate to nursing practice;
  • describe the effects of hospitalisation on individuals and suggest strategies to resolve any problems which may occur;
  • develop and apply the clinical skills needed for assessment and intervention in low dependency adult nursing and care of the elderly;
  • integrate knowledge from other subjects in applying the skills of clinical decision making and reflective practice.

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 generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • 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.
Prerequisites:NS1211Allow concurrent for NS1211
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS1212 and NS1911

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Caryn West
Contact hours:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 90 hours clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (60%); competency assessment (osce) (20%); assignments (20%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching 17-Oct-2011 to 21-Oct-2011 (5 day residential)
Coordinator:Ms Caryn West
Contact hours:
  • 45 hours - Students utilise printed study modules in lieu of receiving lectures. 5-day residential
  • 90 hours clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (60%); competency assessment (osce) (20%); assignments (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Caryn West
Contact hours:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 90 hours clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (60%); competency assessment (osce) (20%); assignments (20%).

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect:Ms Caryn West.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals - Reduced lab hours for Mt Isa students is because of intensive nature of small group work
  • 30 hours - Students utilise printed study modules instead of receiving lectures.
  • 90 hours clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (60%); competency assessment (osce) (20%); assignments (20%).

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect:Ms Caryn West.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals - Reduced lab hours for Thursday Island students because of intensive nature of small group work
  • 30 hours - Students utilise printed study modules in lieu of receiving lectures.
  • 90 hours clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (60%); competency assessment (osce) (20%); assignments (20%).