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NS3224 - Clinical Nursing Practice 6

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

This subject extends the process and knowledge begun in the previous nursing practice subjects by continuing to foster the students 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply ethical and legal principles to clinical situations where issues such as termination of life support, euthanasia, organ transplant arise;
  • demonstrate clinical skills and techniques for caring for a patient with complex health problems;
  • 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.

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 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 work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites:NS2022 and (NS2213 OR NS2214) and NS2112 and NS2015 and PP2131 and PP2231 and HS2000 and HS2101 and NS3360
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS3114 and NS3225

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
Contact hours:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 30 days clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (70%); observed structured clinical examination; documentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements:Satisfactory completion of Clinical Placement; 100% Medication Calculation Mastery

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching 12-Sep-2011 to 16-Sep-2011 (5-day residential in Townsville)
Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
Contact hours:
  • 40 hours - Residential School
  • 30 days clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (70%); observed structured clinical examination; documentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements:Satisfactory completion of Clinical Placement; 100% Medication Calculation Mastery

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
Contact hours:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 30 days clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (70%); observed structured clinical examination; documentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements:Satisfactory completion of Clinical Placement; 100% Medication Calculation Mastery

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
Contact hours:
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 40 hours - Residential School
  • 30 days clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (70%); observed structured clinical examination; documentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements:Satisfactory completion of Clinical Placement; 100% Medication Calculation Mastery

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
Contact hours:
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 40 hours - Residential School
  • 30 days clinical placement
Assessment:end of semester exam (70%); observed structured clinical examination; documentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements:Satisfactory completion of Clinical Placement; 100% Medication Calculation Mastery