NURSING 7140 - Haematology/Oncology Nursing Practice
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7140 Course Haematology/Oncology Nursing Practice Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Flexible delivery mode Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to M.NursSc students only Course Description In this course students will examine and consider concepts of haematology/oncology nursing practice that are essential for safe and effective patient outcomes. Students will learn about various practice-related issues within their cancer care setting.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kate CameronCourse Coordinator: Kate Cameron
Phone: +61 8 8222 2991
Location: School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide
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Phone: +61 8 8313 3595
Location: Level 3, Eleanor Harrald Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe the history and development of cancer and cancer nursing 2 Analyse and discuss issues related to diverse personal, disease and treatment characteristics and their potential impact on the cancer journey 3 Describe and discuss the various psychosocial supports available to people affected by cancer 4 Compare the different contexts in which patients may be cared for and the models of care and nursing management involved 5 Discuss the development of cancer research and identify potential topics for cancer nursing research.
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) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2
Henke Yarbro, C, Wujcik, B M & Holmes Gobel, B 2010, Cancer nursing, principles and practice, 7th edn, Jones and Bartlett Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Abeloff, MD, Armitage, JO, Niederhuber, JE, Kastan, MB & Gillies Mckenna, W 2008, Abeloffs’ clinical oncology, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone. (Available online through the Barr Smith Library)
Copies of the 6th edition are available from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Library and the Barr Smith Library. In addition, journals specific to the area of oncology nursing are readily available in most libraries and these, along with other nursing journals, provide current information on issues relating to oncology nursing.
The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
Please note: it is your responsibility to organise printing should you prefer a hard copy of the reader.
Online LearningOnline Classroom
The online classroom (OC) technology will be used for weekly classroom sessions during this semester. You need to familiarise yourself with this technology to become reasonably comfortable with using it prior to the start of the semester.
To connect to the OC you will require:
• a computer – either a PC-based or a Macintosh-based machine with Windows or OS-X with Java
• Internet access – there seems to be little difference between broadband and dial-up connections other than the speed of the initial connection. You will need to select your connection type when you first log-in.
• a multimedia headset – it must have both earphones and microphone (These are available in computer variety stores for about $25).
If you are going to utilise a computer and internet connection from your workplace, you need to discuss this with your employer. You will also need to establish with your workplace IT department if there are any firewalls that need to be negotiated to allow connection to the OC. If your IT department need further clarification on this they can contact your course coordinator.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFlexible delivery with one Online Classroom session.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.While all students work at a different pace it is expected that study for this course will be approximately 12 hours per week of your time.
Learning Activities SummaryThe course content will include the following topics:
1. History of cancer
2. The specialty of cancer nursing
3. Cancer control
4. Cultural diversity
5. Legal and ethical issues
6. Rural and remote residents
7. Family and caregiver issues
8. Cancer Council Helpline
9. Specialist and advanced roles
10. Cancer care contexts
11. Research and innovation
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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 Due Portfolio activities Part A Formative 0% 1 Week 3 Portfolio activities Part B Summative 50% 2-7 Week 12 Essay Summative 50% 2-3 Week 9
Assessment DetailAssessment 1 A & B
Portfolio of activities: 50%, 1850 words
Students are expected to submit a compiled document of portfolio activities from the study guide. They are encouraged to plan their work and complete activities on a week by week basis.
Essay: 50%, 1900 words
SubmissionAssessments, unless otherwise stated in your Study guide, are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on the due date identified in this Study guide. Instructions for assignment submission are available for all students under Tutorials at www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/.
An assessment submitted via MyUni must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. If submitting a PowerPoint presentation for marking, the .ppt or .pptx must be submitted as .pdf file. It is also important to submit your file under your name, such as surname.firstname. MyUni stamps all the other details against your filename once you submit your assessment.
An Assignment Coversheet must be submitted with each assessment. The coversheet should be the first page of your assessment. A word version of the Assignment Coversheet is available to download at www.health.adelaide.edu.au/nursing/students/resources. The Plagiarism Statement must be signed and dated for your assessment to be marked (please note the details stated on the Assignment Coversheet). More information on avoiding Plagiarism is available at www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/plagiarism/.
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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