NURSING 7141 - Orthopaedic Trauma Nursing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7141 Course Orthopaedic Trauma Nursing Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Weekly two hour tutorial via the online classroom Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to M.NursSc students only Course Description This course aims to increase a student's level of theoretical knowledge about fundamental bone anatomy and physiology. It will identify how this knowledge influences the identification, treatment, management and observation in complications of traumatic injuries. Focus will be on how individualised nursing care can assist the patient's recovery following a traumatic injury.
Course Coordinator: Mr Paul McLieshCourse Coordinator: Paul McLiesh
Phone: +61 8 8313 6286
Location: School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3595
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Debate the theoretical basis that supports the practice of orthopaedic nursing that is based on best available evidence 2 Discuss the contemporary issues that impact orthopaedic nursing 3 Identify and apply evidence based practice and knowledge that advances nursing skills and encourages the critical examination of nursing practices in orthopaedics 4 Demonstrate the ability to deliver effective care to the orthopaedic patient 5 Critique existing practice and implement changes to improve service delivery that is delivered in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team. 6 Demonstrate leadership within orthopaedic nursing and serve as a mentor for other orthopaedic nurses.
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, 3, 4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4-5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2, 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 5-6 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 5-6 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2, 5
Kneale, J & Davis, P 2005, Orthopaedic and trauma nursing, 2nd edn, Churchill Livingston, Edinburgh.
The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
Online LearningOnline Classroom
The online classroom (OC) technology will be used for tutorial discussions on a weekly basis each Tuesday from 1000-1200 during this semester. Some information on the OC should have been provided to you, you need to familiarise yourself with this technology to become reasonably comfortable with using it prior to the start of the semester.
Participation in the online classroom is compulsory. You need to attend at least 80% of the on line sessions.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesOrthopaedic Trauma Nursing provides a sequential flow of theoretical content which will provide the student with the underpinning bases of orthopaedic nursing. These courses also complement Advanced Orthopaedic Nursing Practice (1 & 2) and Therapeutic Management of the Orthopaedic Patient, which when you review the modules of the courses, support each other.
While this course is self-directed in its learning delivery the topics for each week will generally match the topics of the other course for semester 1: Advanced Orthopaedic Nursing Practice 1. Consequently it is essential that you keep up to date with the work designated for each week.
Field based learning
Field based learning recognises that learning occurs in the clinical setting often at the bedside. Students are to work with Clinical Title Holders or senior clinicians within their workplace utilising the clinical diary to facilitate learning. Field based learning will provide an opportunity for you to acquire and develop your orthopaedic nursing skills.
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 approximately12 hours per week of your time. This is a rough guide and may vary for students who have not studied recently
Learning Activities SummaryCare of the patient following:
• Upper & lower limb injury
• Pelvic injury
• Foot & ankle injury
• Spinal injury
• Nerve injury
• Sports injury
• Basic fracture management
• Traumatic Amputation
Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
History of Musculoskeletal healthcare
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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 Referencing module Formative 0% Online PowerPoint presentation Summative 30% 4-6 Portfolio: Part A
Summative 70% 1, 3, 4 Online Classroom [participation 80% minimum] Pass/Fail 1-6
Assessment DetailPlagiarism and referencing module
In order to avoid plagiarism, students need to understand the meaning of citation, paraphrasing, quotation, and referencing. The module is an online quiz designed to ensure that student work is not plagiarised and source material is properly acknowledged according to the guidelines in the School Academic Manual. Students are encouraged to work through this quiz as many times as they need to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of these guidelines.
The module is used as a formative assessment that has no percentage allocated to a final grade
Online PowerPoint Presentation
Each student is required to present a 20 minutes presentation (15 min for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions) on one of the topics covered in this semester. It is suggested you choose a topic concerning contemporary issues and/or emerging techniques or treatments for the person requiring orthopaedic care.
Portfolio Parts A & B
During some of the weekly topics there are Portfolio Activities to complete. Each activity will have a word length or a time frame attached to it. These are to be included in your marking. It is required that these activities are answered as per any academic paper following expectations outlined in the Student Handbook and Style Guide regarding layout and referencing.
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.
Turnitin is used to submit all assignments in this course. Turnitin is a plagiarism software tool that enables the student to identify any matching text before final submission.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.Plagiarism
Students are reminded that plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty constitute a serious offence and can result in disciplinary procedures. Students are advised to read the policy Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy & Coursework Students: Academic Dishonesty Procedures policy, available at www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/. The following definitions should be noted.
Referencing: providing a full bibliographic reference to the source of the citation (in a style as determined by the School).
Quotation: placing an excerpt from an original source into a paper using either quotation marks or indentation, with the source cited, using an approved referencing system in order to give credit to the original author.
Paraphrasing: repeating a section of text using different words which retain the original meaning.
Please note: changing just a few words does not constitute paraphrasing.
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SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as CEQ surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/ ), course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at least once every 2 years. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data can be found at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/selt/aggregates
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