NURSING 3006 - Nursing in Complex Settings (Maternity and Paediatrics)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 3006 Course Nursing in Complex Settings (Maternity and Paediatrics) Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites NURSING 2011 Restrictions Bachelor of Nursing Course Description Nursing in Complex Settings (Maternity and Paediatrics) focuses on the science that underlies the care of paediatric and maternal patients. It is anticipated that students will develop an understanding of the specialist, evidenced based knowledge that has evolved and continues to evolve to ensure positive patient outcomes. Prominence is given to the typical pathological conditions encountered in paediatrics, as well as the subsequent nursing care. Supporting the pathology discussion are detailed descriptions of psychosocial and psychological development. Assessment of the clinical manifestations of paediatric illness and evaluation of the implemented care are included.
Course Coordinator: Elyce Kenny
RN BN, Grad Cert (Nurs Ed), Grad Dip Paed Child & Yth Health Nursing
Adelaide Nursing School
Level 4, Adelaide Health &
Medical Sciences Building
Cnr North Terrace & George Street
ADELAIDE SA 5005 I KAURNA LAND
T: +61 8 8313 6016
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Understand and relate anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology to care of women in the perinatal period. 2 Discuss the key principles of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, as well as the psychological developmental milesontes of infancy to adolescence. 3 Apply their knowledge of the human body in the interpretation of health-related scenarios in relation to maternal and paediatric patients. 4 Develop skills to perform an assessment of a newborn, infant, child and adolescent. 5 Develop the communuication skills required in order to assess a child, underpinned with a family centered care model. 6 Practice safe administration of medications for infants and children and maternity patients 7 Develop nursing skills compliant with the NMBA standards required to provide competent care to patient in maternal health scenarios and for paediatric patients.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
3, 4, 5
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
4, 5, 6, 7
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
4, 5, 7
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesBall, J. W. Bindler, J Cowen, K. J. 2014 Child Health Nursing Partnering with Children and Families. 3rd Edition. Boston, Pearson.
Recommended ResourcesBarnes, M. & Rowe, J. 2013 Child Youth and Family Health Strengthening Communities 2nd Edition Elsevier, Marrickville
Online LearningSome material will be presented online via MyUni. Details of this will be found in the link to this course on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
- Online lectures – online content delivery allows students to watch and learn about the course content at a time that suits them. Content will be delivered in a series of short vidoes, allowing students to not be too overwhelmed with the content (hopefully!). It will be the expectation that all lecture content is viewed prior to attending any clinical skills or PBL session.
- Workshops: Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions – PBL session enables small group discussion and peer interaction around a particular clinical case. The PBL facilitator manages a staged release of information regarding the case at hand of which students need to formulate hypotheses and suggest interventions. The student group drives the direction of the inquiry and the facilitator will encourage and develop students to apply critical thinking of the scenario. The Adelaide Nursing School has been successfully using PBL for a number of years and staff from both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching are experienced PBL facilitators.
- Clinical Skills sessions - The 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. Students will perform skills such as paediatric resuscitation, assessment and nursing care of infants (one session will enable hands on vital signs to children of different ages). Establishing effective communication exchanges using ISBAR and principles of Team Stepps will be very relevant for student’s clinical placement. Further enhancement of the lab facility will enable high fidelity simulation to ensure the skills development of students occurs across the three years of the program.
- Clinical placement (aka professional experience) - This course provides skills and knowledge that enable students to participate at a level commensurate with their progression. Students work closely with university staff and clinicians to reinforce learning and ensure consistency of course objectives.
- Kindergym - Students will be required to attend a one hour Kindergym session at an external venue where they will be able to observe a child and their caregiver in the gym environment. Students will then be required to write a case study on their experience. These sessions will commence in week 1 of the semester so it is important to students keep their eye out for booking announcements prior to the semester commencing.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The workload for this course consists of:
- A 2 hour online lecture series per module
- 4 x 2 hour clinical skills sessions / semester (grade attached)
- 4 x 2 hour PBL tutorial / semester (grade attached)
Learning Activities Summary
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Specific Course RequirementsFor specific course requirements, please refer to the learning and teaching modes.
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 No Assessment Name Type of Assessment Weighting 1 Online quiz Formative 0% 2 Online quiz on semester content x2 (20% each quiz) Summative 40% 3 Kindergym case study Summative 40% 4 PBL attendance and participation Summative 10% 5 Clinical skills attendance and participation Summative 10%
Assessment Related RequirementsCopies of the marking rubrics for each assessment item will be located on MyUni.
Assessment DetailFormative Assessment: Online Quiz (0%)
An online multiple-choice question quiz taken from the content from week 1 of our semester.
Assessment 1: Online Quiz #1 (20%)
An online quiz covering content from modules 1, 2 and 3. Worth 20% of your overall grade. Students will have 90 minutes and one attempt to complete this assessment task. Questions will take the form of MCQ, short answer and case study type questions.
Assessment 2: Intellilearn Paediatric Drug Calculation Quiz (NGP)
Students will be required to complete a paediatric drug calculation quiz online. There will be a 24 hour window in which to complete this.
Assessment 3: Kindergym Case Study (40%)
Following the lecture series in relation to the expected milestones seen in children and associated theorists you will be observing a child in relation to the expected milestones for their age. You will be participating in a Kindergym session at a local Kindergym. In this teaching initiative you will have a hands on experience observing and interacting with a child in their own environment. The
initiative involves you attending the Kindergym where you will have a supervised encounter with children between the
ages of 0 and 5 and their supervising guardian. By undertaking this observation and engagement you will gain an appreciation of how to communicate with a child and their guardian.The case study requires you to describe the child you observed and how it aligns with the theoretical content and milestones that the child would be expected to be at for their age.
Assessment 4: Active participation in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) workshop (10%)
Students will be pre-allocated into groups and will work through an appropriate case study that links to the current module of learning. Attendance to PBL workshops is compulsory. Students will be required to sign an attendance record for each session. If a session is missed, please be aware that makeup sessions will not be offered. A medical certificate is required for non-attendance.
Assessment 5: Active participation in Clinical Skills Sessions (10%)
Attendance at clinical skills sessions is compulsory. Students will be required to sign an attendance record for each session.
A medical certificate is required for non-attendance. Each skills session will align with the module content and will encourage students to participate in a range of paediatric based scenarios.
Assessment 6: Online quiz #2 (20%)
An online quiz covering content from modules 3-7. Worth 20% of your overall grade. Students will have 90 minutes and one attempt to complete this assessment task. Questions will take the form of MCQ, short answer and case study type questions.
SubmissionUnless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through the assignments portal of MyUni. 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.
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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.
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"This was my favourite course of the semester! The content which was explored was interesting and cemented my understanding of paediatric nursing care, as well as some basic maternity nursing care. As paediatric nursing is an area which I am interested in, I really enjoyed the simulations which I had the opportunity to participate in this semester. I feel a lot more confident approaching paediatric patients and their family members and look forward to building on the skills I gained from this course. Students' were all encouraged to participate and were given the opportunity to remove themselves from the situation if it were confronting or made them uncomfortable, which made me feel at ease. The course was well organised and the assessments tasks challenged my understanding and learning."
"The PBL sessions were a very useful resource for this course and they allowed for us to share ideas and seek feedback. The practical sessions were run very well and each rotation was given enough time for the scenario and debrief to be held. Neither the PBL nor the practical sessions felt rushed and the staff were very approachable."
"Home page is easy to navigate. loved having the weekly announcements, as helps me remember assessment tasks and get myself prepared for the weeks content. I loved that lectures were broken up into smaller portions of information. Loved that there were readings, lectures, videos and websites for most topics giving lots of information and different ways to learn each week which really assists in helping me remember content. Loved everything about this course."
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