Nursing Caring and Inquiry: Complexity (9048.3)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. Critically analyse complex health alterations for people, person, family and communities across the lifespan to inform nursing caring;
2. Evaluate and critically discuss nursing inquiry in complex situations; and
3. Evaluate the pharmacological management for people experiencing complex health alterations.
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
UC graduates are professional, global citizens who are lifelong learners. In order to develop these attributes, unit 9048 requires students to:
- research and integrate up-to-date and relevant knowledge into their weekly unit content and assessments;
- communicate effectively with others in a culturally diverse classroom;
- communicate effectively in writing for their assessments using creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research (inquiry) skills to discuss theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload to ensure they are prepared to contribute to weekly tutorials and submit assessments on time;
- demonstrate pride in their professional and personal integrity by adhering to academic conventions and producing high quality original work that is supported by peer reviewed literature;
- consider nursing and healthcare issues from the perspective of other cultures;
- demonstrate their application of ethical principles and sustainable practices within healthcare situations;
- reflect on their own nursing practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas and technologies.
Prerequisites9051 Nursing Inquiry and 9066 Nursing Caring and 9049 Nursing Caring and Inquiry: Foundational
Corequisites9067 Alterations in Health 1 and 9053 Alterations in Health 2. Enrolment in Bachelor of Nursing, 885AA.
Assumed knowledgeCompletion of units 9045 Learning for Professional Practice 1, 9060 Learning for Professional Practice 2.
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Craft, J., Gordon, C. & Tiziani, A. 2nd edition, (2014). Understanding Pathophysiology: Elsevier Australia
Brown, D., Edwards, H., Lewis, S.L., et al., 4th edition, (2014) Lewis's Medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems, Elsevier, Sydney
Mckenna, L. & Lim, A. (2015). McKenna's Pharmacology for nursing and health professionals (2nd ed). Sydney, Australia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Marieb, E., Hoehn, K., (2016), Human Anatomy & Physiology (10th ed), Pearson, Harlow, England
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Electronically submitted assessment pieces will be returned electronically unless otherwise advised. The teaching team will endeavour to return assessment pieces to students within 21 working days of the due date.
Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing (email) to your convenor at least 7 days prior to the assignments due date (except in extenuating circumstances). Students are required to submit the extension application form located on 9048 Canvas and supporting documentation to substantiate their request. If an extension is granted, a copy of the email from your tutor confirming the extension must be attached to your assessment when submitting.
Late submission penalty
Penalties for late submission of work without an approved extension will be applied. A mark adjustment will be made at the rate of 5% of the value of the assessment item per day it is overdue (including weekends). For example, if an assignment is worth 30 marks, 1.5 marks will be deducted from the marked assessment item each day past the due date.Assessment items submitted 7 days or greater after the prescribed/assigned submission date will be awarded a grade of zero. Late submissions may result in reduced feedback being provided to students.
Special assessment requirements
To obtain an overall pass grade in this unit, the student must:
- Attempt and submit all assessment items; and
- Obtain an overall aggregate mark of 50%.
Extension Procedure - Nursing - 2018
Grounds for applying for an extension
The onus rests on students to comply with timelines for completing and submitting assessments, and this is part of the good management and performance skills we are seeking to develop in students through the educational process. Lecturers also have a responsibility to ensure equity and fairness to the majority of students who submit their assessments on time.
For these reasons, you need to establish genuine circumstances for an extension to be granted. You will need to supply documentary evidence to establish the genuine nature of your circumstances.
Please note: Extensions of more than 7 days will not generally be granted unless there are extenuating circumstances. See * below.
Process for applying for an extension:
Requests for extensions should be on the attached Assignment Extension Application form and submitted at least 2 days prior to the submission date.
1. Requests for an extension of up to 4 days should be sent directly to your assigned tutor
2. Requests for an extension of more than 4 days should be sent directly to the Unit Convenor for consideration.
3. Requests for extension longer than 7 days needs to be discussed with the Unit Convenor and BN Convernor
Processing of extension applications will normally take between 24-48 hours. Approved applications will be uploaded to the unit Moodle site and students will be notified by return email with their updated submission time and date deadline.
University of Canberra Assignment Extension Application Policy Form.
Discipline of Nursing Extension Application Form (2015).
Inclusion & Welfare Assignment Extension Requests:
Students registered with Inclusion & Welfare who are seeking an assignment extension up to 7 days, inclusive of weekends and public holidays, should apply in accordance with the procedures documented in the relevant Unit Outline.
The student is required to inform the Unit Convenor, or approved delegate, they are registered with Inclusion & Welfare, and attach their Reasonable Adjustment Plan to the extension request. No additional documentary evidence is required for extensions up to 7 days for students registered with Inclusion & Welfare for assignment extensions as medical documentation is managed through Inclusion & Welfare.
The Unit Convenor, or approved delegate, will inform the student the outcome of their request as per Faculty procedures. Where the Unit Convenor, or approved delegate, does not approve the assignment extension request, the student may seek consultation with Inclusion & Welfare. If considered appropriate, Inclusion & Welfare will liaise with the relevant Academic staff member, following consultation with the student.
Students are advised to liaise directly with their Unit Convenor, or approved delegate, although there may be circumstances where Inclusion & Welfare will liaise on behalf of the student.
Inclusion and Welfare Assignment Extension Requests Beyond 7 Days
For requests beyond 7 days, Unit Convenors should expect to receive a Letter of Recommendation from the student with their request for the extension.
Students registered with Inclusion & Welfare who require an assignment extension beyond 7 days are required to schedule an appointment with Inclusion & Welfare prior to the submission date. During the consultation, the Inclusion Advisor will review the request for extension in consultation with the student. Students are required to provide additional medical documentation to support an extension request beyond 7 days.
If Inclusion & Welfare supports the request, the student will be provided with a Letter of Recommendation with a requested alternate submission date.
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.
Moderation Information for Nursing Students 2018
1. All assessment activities which result in grades of High Distinction (85% or more), will be marked by two different assessors.
2. All assessment activities which result in a Fail grade of (40-50%) will be marked by two different assessors.
3. All assessment activities which result in grades less than 40% will be marked by one assessor.
4. Any failed piece of assessment that leads to an overall fail grade for the unit will be marked by a second assessor.
5. The second assessor will be mark the assessment activity blinded to the mark of the first assessor.
2015 University Assessment Policy and Procedures. Moderation, Page (5).
As stated above
Inclusion and engagement
As stated above
Students are expected to attend and actively participate in lectures and tutorials. Announcements made at lectures, tutorials and via Moodle are considered to have been delivered to the whole class.
Required IT skills
Information will be available to students via Canvas. It is expected that students will have word processing skills and an ability to use databases to search for journal articles.
No extra in unit costs are expected.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Guidelines for a written paper:
1. Presentation: The paper should be word-processed, with double line spacing on a single side of A4 paper. Each A4 page should have a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. Pages should be numbered and stapled together.
2. Structure: Academic writing style must be maintained throughout the paper. The paper must have an introduction, body (which presents the issues and discusses/analyses them), a conclusion, a reference list and an appendix (if necessary) at the end. There are many texts available about organising and presenting papers in the library and bookshop.
3. Clarity and Expression: Concepts should be analysed and discussed without unnecessary verbiage. The paper must demonstrate correct grammatical expression and spelling. Poor grammar obscures meaning in your discussion. It is very useful to ask someone else to proof read your paper to eliminate errors.
4. Use of resources: you are expected to read widely and use a variety of credible evidence to support your discussion. Your work must be supported by current published literature and fully referenced. Resources must not be limited to texts only. It is an expectation that you use database searches to obtain recent journal articles.
5. Referencing requirements: Please refer to the Academic Skills Program website for information on acknowledging sources in academic writing. The Discipline of Nursing requires students to us APA 6th edition referencing style, see the following links: