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NS3225 - Clinical Nursing Practice 6 (Mental Health)

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 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.

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 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 lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams.
Prerequisites:NS2022 and (NS2213 OR NS2214) and NS2112 and NS2015 and PP2131 and PP2231 and HS2000 and HS2101 and NS3361
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS3114 AND NS3224

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
Contact hours:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
    Assessment:end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

    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:
    • 30 hours lectures
    • 10 hours tutorials
    • 30 hours practicals
      Assessment:end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 25-Aug-2011
      Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
      Contact hours:
      • 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 25-Aug-2011
        Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
        Contact hours:
        • 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 25-Aug-2011
          Coordinator:Ms Karyn Bentley
          Contact hours:
          • 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%).