NURSING 7124 - Management of Chronic Illness
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7124 Course Management of Chronic Illness Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to MNSc and GradDipMNSc students only Course Description The specific objectives of this course enable students to: develop an aspect of chronic health care management based on current research evidence: acquire literature searching and critical evaluation skills; and develop 'transferable' management and communication skills especially in relation to chronic health issues. Students will cover the following topics: principles of management within the context of community/palliative care for diabetes, cancer, mental health, obesity, and dementia and renal nursing in relation to community care.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Frank Donnelly
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.As an online course please refer to the Canvas module pages for a 'timetable' of content.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Identify the complex behaviour and psychosocial challenges for people and their families living with chronic illness 2 Review and discuss the evidence related to the nursing practice of a range of chronic illnesses 3 Evaluate and discuss practice initiatives to facilitate positive care partnerships across health services. 4 Examine the tension, challenges and broader contextual issues within the cultural, social and health care environment for people and their families living with chronic illness
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2 3 4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1 4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
2 3 4
Deravin-Malone, L Anderson, J (eds) 2016, Chronic Care Nursing: a framework for practice, Cambridge, Port melbourne Australia.
This is the preferred text however if you have access to another contemporary textbook on nursing and chronic illness that may also be suitable.
A number of readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course utilises flexible learning methods to enable it to be offered in an open learning format. It consists of readings and a Study guide which, as the name implies, guides you through the prescribed readings.
Each week you are directed to specific readings. The modules within Canvas (MyUni) contain notes, readings and interactive activities which are designed to test and consolidate your knowledge and to develop your skills to critique.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.It is expected that you will need to invest about 8-10 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester. This includes all study activities, readings and assessment. Thus some weeks it will be more and others less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester.
Learning Activities SummaryManagement of Chronic Illness is comprised of 12 topics which each span one week.
Week 1: Context of the Burden of Disease
Week 2: Cancer
Week 3: Cardiovascular
Week 4: Mental health
Week 5: Diabetes
Week 6: Respiratory
Week 7: Musculoskeletal
Week 8: Obesity
Week 9: Dementia
Week 10: Renal
Week 11: Other eye/ neurological
Week 12: End of life
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Portfolio Part A Formative 0% 4 Portfolio Part B Formative 40% 1, 2 Portfolio Part C Summative 60% 1-4
Assessment DetailAchievement in this course will be assessed by successful completion of the incremental portfolio. Assessment will consist of:
• Assessment 1: Portfolio A
Due Date: Semester 1: Week 2
Length: 500 words
• Assessment 1: Portfolio B
Due Date: Semester 1: Week 5
Length: 2750 words
• Assessment 2: Portfolio C
Due Date: Semester 1: Week 12
Length: 3300 words – Portfolio
For each week’s learning there is a portfolio activity. It is these learning activities that comprise your portfolio. The activities are highlighted in each of the weeks. The portfolio will be marked in accordance with the criteria in the marking guide.
SubmissionAssessments are to be submitted electronically via Turnitin in MyUni on the due date identified in the Study guide.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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