NURSING 1008 - Communication and Professional Nursing II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 1008 Course Communication and Professional Nursing II Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to B.Nurs students only Course Description The course will complement student learning from Communication and Professional Nursing I with integration of knowledge, attitudes and skills required for practice. The principles of professional practice such as autonomy and advocacy will be considered and where possible students will be encouraged to consider their clinical placement experiences against a reflective framework. Students will be introduced to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health care. The factors that need to be considered in caring for people with diverse cultures will also be explored. Students will be exposed to the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATODS) on the Australian population. Students will also begin a comprehensive and integrated approach to the care of people with mental health disorders, a national health priority. Lecture content will be supported with group work exercises and workshops for developing skills in de-escalation and beginning to perform a mental health first aid assessment.
Course Coordinator: Ms Yvette SalamonCourse Coordinator: Yvette Salamon
Phone: +61 8 8313 2995
Fax: +61 8 8313 3594
Location: Rm EH3:39 Level 3, Eleanor Harrald Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Phone: +61 8 8313 3595
Fax: +61 8 8313 3594
Location: School of Nursing, North Terrace Campus
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Employ interdisiplinary communication skills in the health care environment to establish a learning environment with both clinical lecturers and all multidisiplinary health care staff 2 Identify the connections between critical thinking, problem solving and the nursing process and how to apply this process in a range of clinical situations 3 Recognise and discuss a range of ethical and professional issues that affect contemporary nursing practice 4 Recognise the impact of nursing on the individual nurse and develop effective strategies towards self care 5 Discuss the range of past and present factors impacting on the health of ATSI populations 6 Recognise the need for and apply nursing practice which incorporates attention to cultural diversity in health care 7 Recognise diversity and range of mental health issues and discuss the ‘first aid’ response to care for individuals affected 8 Understand the role of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in the health of Australians
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)
2,3,5,6,7,8 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
2,3,5,6,7,8, 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
1,2,3,5,6,7,8 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4,5,6,7 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
1,2,3,5,6 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
Required ResourcesTextChang, E & Daly, J 2016, Transitions in nursing preparing for professional practice, 4th Edition, Elsevier AustraliaReaderAll readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni. It is the students responsibility to organise printing should they prefer a hard copy of the reader
National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010 Commonwealth of Australia
Online LearningReading materials to supplement texts will be provided through the learning platform – MyUni.
Assessments will be submitted through the appropriate portal within MyUni.
Details of the use of MyUni will be included in the Study Guide for the course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFace to face lectures – Face to face lectures offer synchronous learning opportunities and enable students to quickly clarify complex descriptions and terminology. Much of the content for this course is supported by textbooks with web page and e-learning supports (e.g. flash cards for revision). The School of Nursing supports the audio and video capture of lecture content as an aid to revision.
Interactive tutorials – the essential nature of teamwork and communication in nursing and health care is emphasized through interactive though supported tutorials. The four key tutorial sessions will consider the skills required for recognising and responding to challenging behaviours, developing and reflecting on communication skills required for patient and carers while on Clinical Placement, recognising and responding of a person requiring mental health first aid and exploring communication skills for use in the multi-disiplinary team.
Simulated Learning Environments (SLE) – the simulated learning environment provides students an opportunity to practice a range of communication and psychomotor skills prior to attending clinical placement. Importantly the SLE also enables clearly constructed, well considered clinical scenarios which nurture and challenge student development. The Robin Warren Skills Laboratory within the Faculty of Health Sciences provides a state of the art clinical training venue with dedicated nursing lecturers with expertise in low fidelity simulation.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Non contact hours for lecture and tutorial preparation and completion of assessment tasks will be 5 hours per week
The workload for this course requires attendance at:
- 1 x 2 hour lecture / week
- 4 x 3 hour tutorial / semester
Learning Activities SummaryThe content below is a guide for the lecture and tutorial outlines to be covered in Communication and Professional Nursing 2:
- Revision of legal principles of nursing practice (L)
- Accountability, autonomy and advocacy in practice (L)
- Ethics, confidentiality, privacy, professional boundaries (T)
- NMBA competencies applied in practice (L)
- The role of the AHPRA (L)
- Contradiction in Nursing (T)
- The principles of communication (L)
- Communication in practice (L)
- Professional Boundries
- Reflective practice in communication (T)
- Good communication in challenging situations (L)
- Asking the hard questions (L)
- Dealing with challenging behaviours (L)
- De-escalation of violence (T)
- Communication – perioperative period (L)
- Nursing in a multi-cultural society (L)
- Introduction to ATSI health (L)
- Spirituality (T)
- Introduction to mental health (L)
- Anxiety, stress and coping (L)
- Mental health assessment (T)
- Mental health first aid (L)
- Crisis Resolution (T)
- ATODS Considerations in clinical practice - clinical features (L)
- ATODS Introduction to screening and intervention (T)
- ATODS in the community and psychosocial issues (L)
- ATODS Considerations for indigenous health (L)
- ATODS Considerations across the lifespan (L)
- Epidemiology of nursing related health issues (L)
- Preventive strategies for nursing related health injuries (L)
- Self-care (T)
Small Group Discovery ExperienceParticipation in Tutorials and simulated learning experiences will provide the opportunity to learn together in a small group.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- 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 Literature Search Formative 0% 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Communication Reflective Essay Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Mid Semester Quiz Summative 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Mental Health First Aid Assessment Summative 40% 2, 4, 5, 7, & 8 Final Quiz Summative 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,& 8
Assessment DetailASSESSMENT 1: Mid semester quiz
Mid semester quiz: a range of ATOD, ATSI, cultural diversity and professional topics will be assessed to determine student progress in the course. Feedback will be delivered before the mid semester break for students to receive feedback on their progress.
ASSESSMENT 2: Communication skills workshop
Students will be required to participate in a communication skills workshop and complete a reflective paper from the activities of the workshop.
ASSESSMENT 3: Mental health first aid
Mental health first aid provides an opportunity to build mental health literacy and initial responses to those with mental health issues. Students will provide a written assessment on the indicators and responses to common mental health problems. The objective of the assessment is to offer students an opportunity to explore the knowledge and skills required for providing and responding to a mental health first aid assessment.
SubmissionUnless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through MyUni. TurnItin will be used to check student assignments. TurnItin will be used to check student assignments. Students MUST keep an electronic copy of all assignments submitted.
Extensions are generally awarded for no more than 10 working days unless there are exceptional circumstances.
To apply for an Assessment Extension, a student must submit an application for extension form prior to the assessment deadline. You will find this on the School of Nursing Website or use the link provided here.
See the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/3303/
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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.Students are to ensure they are familiar with the contents of the School of Nursing Style and Referencing Guide. A PDF of this document is available through MyUni.
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