Nursing Caring and Inquiry: Chronicity (9065.2)
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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)
Students engage with nursing inquiry to explore scenarios for persons of differing backgrounds and cultures who are experiencing health issues across different contexts.
Further, the unit examines the nurses' role and scope of practice in supporting person, people, families and communities across all health care contexts.
Students are expected to develop a program of self directed learning with guidance, related to new and assumed previous knowledge using self directed learning strategies.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. evaluate chronic care models which inform nursing caring for people, person, family and communities with long term alterations in health;
2. using a trajectory model, critically analyse nursing caring for people, person, family and communities experiencing disability, chronic illnesses and palliative needs across the lifespan;
3. evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutics within a chronic care model;
4. appraise evidence to inform nursing caring and inquiry.
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites9051 Nursing Inquiry AND 9066 Nursing Caring
Corequisites9061 Learning for Professional Practice 4 AND enrolment in Bachelor of Nursing.
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8048 The Experience of Chronic Illness.
Assumed knowledgeCompletion of units 9049 Nursing Caring and Inquiry: Foundational, 9045 Learning for Professional Practice 1, 9060 Learning for Professional Practice 2.
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Prescribed text :
Deravin-Malone, L., Anderson, J.,(2016) Chronic Care Nursing: A framework for practice, Melbourne, Cambridge
Other useful texts:
Falvo, D.R., (2014) Medical and Psychosocial aspects of Chronic Illness and disability. Fifth edition. Burlington. MA. Jones & Bartlett Learning
Chang, E., Johnson, A., (2014) Chronic illness and disability: Principles for nursing practice. 2nd Edition, Sydney, Churchill Livingstone.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Extension and Moderation Proceedures - Nursing 2018
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 from the Student Forms page.
Students must submit the request for extenuating circumstances to the Unit Convener at the earliest possible opportunity, no later than 5 working days before the scheduled due date of the assessment.
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 assessment submitted over 7 days late without an extension will not be accepted.
For deferred examinations and deferred OSCE/OSCA, applications (together with any supporting evidence and a declaration by the student affirming that they have no knowledge of the content of the initial examination) must be lodged within 3 days of the scheduled examinations.
Intra-semester deferred examination and OSCE/OSCA deferral applications must be sent directly to the Unit Convener. Final exam deferral applications must be sent directly to the Timetabling and Examinations Office.
All units undergo internal moderation procedures to review assessments, content, learning outcomes and structure. Marking standardisation techniques are used to ensure that different markers within the unit can achieve maximum agreement across grade bands using samples of randomly selected student work.
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 (NX) grade of (40-49%) will be blind 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.
Special assessment requirements
Guidelines for presentation of the written papers
The following general guidelines for the presentation of the written papers must be observed.
- Use Word (.doc or .docx format) – do not submit in PDF
- A Times New Roman font size ‘12'
- Double line spacing on A4 clear paper
- A left margin of 2.5 cm on each page
- All pages need to include a footer with your Student ID number and the page number.
- Presented professionally in an academic style
- The paper must be expressed clearly and succinctly with correct grammatical expression and spelling
- Use a variety of credible sources to support the discussion, analysis and debate (it is expected that students use database searches to obtain recent, refereed manuscripts)
- Adhere to the presentation requirements described specifically for each assessment activity
- APA (6th ed.) referencing style must be used.
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.
Students are expected to attend tutorials and interact with online contact as contribution in class fosters deeper learning and the learning of the group. Tutorials are intended to be interactive and involve the whole class. Your pre-readings and involvement will assist your learning and help others.
Required IT skills
Resources related to this unit are available online. It is essential that students use the CANVAS site to pass the unit. For students needing help with IT skills, some support is offered by Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Work placement, internships or practicums
The use of social media
Social media will be used as part of this unit.
All students must be aware of the guidelines around the use of social media.
Both the Australian College of Nursing and AHPRA have policies that you NEED to be aware of. Failure to comply to these standards may result in a fail grade in regard to professional behaviour