NURSING 1110NA - Health Assessment and Complex Care I
Ngee Ann Academy - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 1110NA Course Health Assessment and Complex Care I Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Ngee Ann Academy Units 3 Contact Intensive lectures in weeks 1-2, 6-7, 11-12 and tutorials in the intervening weeks Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to B Nurs (Post Registration) students in Singapore only Course Description Health Assessment and Complex care 1 & 2 will enable students to build on their existing knowledge and skills to develop advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving skills. There is no prerequisite requirement for these courses.
The topics for assessment have been based on the most common causes of mortality and morbidity as reported by the Singapore Ministry of Health in their statistics. Students will be asked to consider a complex patient scenario based on their own practice setting. The skills required for advanced comprehensive physical, mental, behavioural and psychosocial assessment as well as the advanced pathophysiology and pharmacological issues will be explored and practiced in this course. Students will have opportunities to present and discuss their own cases with other students in the tutorials. It is anticipated that students will learn not only from their own cases but also from those presented by the other students. In presenting their case studies the students will further develop their own teaching skills.
The curriculum includes the following content specified by the Singapore Nursing Board curriculum requirements: Health and Physical assessment, Teaching and Learning, Pathophysiology, Applied Pharmacology, and Behavioural Sciences and Sociology.
Course Coordinator: Mr Paul McLieshCourse Coordinator: Paul McLiesh
Phone: +61 8 8313 6286
Location: School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships and communication skills and practice with a holistic approach to integration of knowledge, organisation and management of care 2 Evaluate common complex problems that may be seen in the clinical setting 3 Demonstrate advanced skills of health assessment and distinguish normal from abnormal assessment findings 4 Document a comprehensive physical, mental and psychosocial assessment, accurately describing the findings and move inductively from specific physical findings to a more general description of the patient’s condition 5 Identify behavioural issues relating to the chosen case and understand the implications these have for nursing practice in terms of patient education, counselling and patient care. 6 Integrate the information gained from the comprehensive patient assessment with an understanding of the pathophysiology of complex cases to problem solve in clinical practice. 7 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the drugs that may be used in the management of complex disease states seen in their own practice setting. In particular the pharmacokinetics, interactions and issues such as poly-pharmacy. 8 Communicate the pathophysiological and pharmacological implications of the complex case succinctly and accurately to multidisciplinary members of the healthcare team 9 Identify and address specific patient education requirements related to the complex case
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, 6, 7 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, 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
4, 8, 9 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2, 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
2, 4 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
2, 3, 5
Required ResourcesPrescribed Texts
Jarvis, C 2016, Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health
Assessment: ANZ adaptation, Elsevier Health Sciences APAC
McCance, L , Huether, S, Brashers, V, & Rote N, 2010 (eds) Pathophysiology The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 6th Ed, Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia,
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTeaching occurs in teaching intensive blocks 3 times a semester at Ngee ANN Adelaide Centre
There are 20 hours of face to face lectures
There are also 2 lab sessions each semester
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in
engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The workload for this course requires attendance at:
• 2 x 1 hour lecture / week
• 4 x 1 hour tutorials / semester
• 2 x 2 hour SLE / semester
Non-contact hours for assessment and tutorial preparation will be 5 hours per
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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
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