Health Across the Lifespan: Adult Acute Health Issues (10198.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|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.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Mrs Elyse Ladbrook|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Elyse Ladbrook|
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.
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
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.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items, 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 https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures). Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available via MyUC under ‘Study'.
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.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
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.
You will note the student workload guideline above (6a).
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 (ie. lectures, workshops, tutorials).
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact email@example.com to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be required for clinical placement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and your course convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au
It is expected that students 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 expected to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums