Health Across the Lifespan: Adult Acute Health Issues (10198.1)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Communicate a conceptual understanding of the care of an adult patient experiencing acute health issues;
2. Differentiate the care needs of adults experiencing acute medical, trauma and/or surgical health issues;
3. Plan the assessment and care of adults experiencing acute medical, trauma and/or surgical health issues;
4. Articulate the evidence underpinning the guidelines for safe and quality use of medicines and blood related products in acute adult care settings; and
5. Demonstrate the importance of incorporating patients and families into the planning, delivery and evaluation of care in adults experiencing acute health issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 885AA/364JA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.
Must be enrolled in or have already passed 10206 Integrating Nursing Concepts 4 OR 9061 Learning for Professional Practice 4.
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Required readings will be taken from the following resource:
- Bauldoff, G., Gubrud, P., Carno, M., Levett-Jones, T., & Dwyer, T. (2020). LeMone and Burke's medical-surgical nursing: Critical thinking for person-centred care (4th ed.). Pearson Australia.
- Students are strongly encouraged to review the reading material listed on canvas in preparation for the weekly workshop.
- Students may choose to either purchase this text or access a copy from the library to support their learning throughout the semester.
- American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000
- All UC Nursing courses use the APA 7th Edition for referencing style.
- Students are also encouraged to access the UC Referencing Guide via https://canberra.libguides.com/referencing/apa
Other essential reading:
Gillespie, M., & Paterson, B. (2009). Helping novice nurses make effective clinical decisions: The Situated Clinical Decision-Making Framework. Nursing Education Perspectives, 30(3), 164-170.
McCormack, B., & McCance, B. (2006). Development of a framework for person-centred nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56(5), 472-479. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.04042.x
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016). Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
All students are encouraged to use a variety of sources to support their learning including other medical-surgical nursing textbooks and a nursing-based physical assessment textbook to support their learning throughout the semester.
Other recommended texts include, but are not limited to:
Estes, M., Calleja, P., Theobald, K., & Harvey, T. (2019). Health assessment and physical examination:Australian & New Zealand edition (3rd ed.). Cengage Learning Australia.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Where possible, all assessment items will be submitted online via the teaching site in UCLearn.
The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID number
- Assessment Name
- Word Count (if applicable).
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their assessment during business hours to ensure access to Student Support Services including IT Service Desk and the Library. It is important to note that personal network/computer/technical problems are generally not considered acceptable grounds or reasons for an extension to the due date. Students who are experiencing difficulty uploading a submission are strongly encouraged to take a screenshot of any error messages, including the date and time, and contact Service Desk for technical support.
Students must submit their own original work that has not been previously submitted for assessment at the Univerity of Canberra. Self plagiarism is grounds for referral for academic misconduct.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Submit all assessment items as instructed, and
- Achieve 50% overall.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation processes are in line with the Faculty of Health guidelines and the University Assessment Procedures.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures. Approval of extensions based on extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convenor.
In the event of an unsatisfactory unit grade, in the semester 2 2022 offering of this unit, supplementary assessment may be offered.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style.
Please note that as per UC guidelines, for each 3 Credit Point unit of study students should expect to spend approximately 150 hours per teaching period on both directed and self directed activities in order to engage meaningfully in the unit content and to develop assessments for learning.
In nursing where PEP is a requirement for professional registration, hours expected for engagement and to meet the unit requirements are necessarily adjusted and may fluctuate during the teaching period.
All Bachelor of Nursing students are expected to undertake up to 5 hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed learning (SDL) related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning or revision in addition to their timetabled unit contact (i.e., lectures, workshops, tutorials).
Inclusion and Engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be required for PEP.
Students within 364JA Bachelor of Nursing must ensure that they meet the Inherent Requirements relevant to the profession of nursing – it is each students responsibility to read and understand these UC Nursing Inherent Requirements statements. For support in meeting the inherent requirements, please make a time with email@example.com and your course convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au
It is expected that students will participate in all learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all timetabled activities. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes, the NMBA Registered Nurse standards for practice and professional codes. Therefore, all students are required to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
The theoretical underpinning of caring science is fundamental to ensure safe nursing practice. Completion of all learning modules, including directed and self-directed study, and active participation in workshops is expected. Participating in workshop discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers (see NMBA RN standards for practice 2016 Standard 2 and related criterion https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
The following costs are expected with this unit:
- Self printing of any electronic material provided
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities (e.g. reliable computer and internet connection).
All students are encoruaged to review the Important Dates for Applications and Enrolments for information on deadlines.
Required IT skills
Please note the materials required for this unit section. You will require computer skills to access the internet upload to the Canvas university site submissions in various formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
Students undertaking units where there are assessment items conducted online are strongly encouraged to test their setup during the semester. Where support for troubleshooting technical issues is identified by students, students are encouraged to seek support from Service Desk.
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