NURSING 7141 - Orthopaedic Trauma Nursing

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 2 hour tutorial via the online classroom
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to M.NurSc and G.DipNurSc 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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Paul McLiesh

    Course Coordinator: Paul McLiesh
    Phone: +61 8 8313 6286
    Email: paul.mcliesh@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide

    School Office
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3595
    Email: nursing.studentliason@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    This course not offered in 2017
  • Learning Outcomes
    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)
    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)
    1,2,3
    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
    3,5,
    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
    2,4,6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3,6
    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
    5
    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
    5,6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text
    Clarke, S & Santy-Tomlinson, J 2014, Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: An Evidence-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care, Wiley.

    Reader
    The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Online Classroom
    The online classroom (OC) technology will be used for tutorial discussions for a 2 hour weekly basis 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.

    MyUni

    All students enrolled in a postgraduate coursework nursing program have access to the School of Nursing – Postgraduate Coursework Student Centre on MyUni. If you would like the opportunity to network with other students, you can use the Communication features in the site. This site will also feature information about the latest news and events at the School of Nursing.

    Unified
    http://unified.adelaide.edu.au/
    UNIFIED is your one-stop shop for email, calendar, MyUni and Access Adelaide. It even allows you to search the Library.
    UNIFIED is available to all active students; with a single login you can access your student systems and personal information through a central website. Login with your Student ID ("a1234567") and Password.

    For more information, including easy to follow instructions visit https://unified.adelaide.edu.au/web/mycampus/home.

    Library Resources
    Help for Nursing Students
    The University of Adelaide Library has a website to help nursing students use the library and its resource (www.library.adelaide.edu.au/guide/med/nursing).

    Remote student library service
    The University of Adelaide Library provides a document delivery and loans service to non-metropolitan students who do not visit a University of Adelaide campus to attend classes (www.adelaide.edu.au/library/docdel/external.html).
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Orthopaedic 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.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Care of the patient following:
    • Upper & lower limb injury
    • Pelvic injury
    • Foot & ankle injury
    • Spinal injury
    • Nerve injury
    • Sports injury
    • Basic fracture management
    • Traumatic Amputation
    • Arthroplasty

    Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
    History of Musculoskeletal healthcare
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
    Referencing module Formative 0%
    Online PowerPoint presentation Summative 30% 4-6
    Portfolio: Part A
                  Part B
    Summative 70% 1, 3, 4
    Online Classroom [participation 80% minimum] Pass/Fail 1-6
    Assessment Detail
    Plagiarism 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.
    Submission
    Assessments, 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/.
    Course Grading

    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.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    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 GOS 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 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



    This course has consistently received a high level of positive SELT feedback- it was not offered in 2016 but in previous years the
    delivery and content has been refined in response to student feedback through SELTs and informal feedback.


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