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The Healthy Human Body 1 (NUR111)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal
Description The Healthy Human Body is a complex adaptive system. This unit provides a broad, general introduction to fundamental concepts related to its structure and function, whilst also exploring issues of relevance to nursing. It will introduce students to the various levels of structural organisation in the body, from atoms and molecules to cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Participation in laboratory activities will assist students in developing competence in the application of this knowledge to human health and illness.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Explain cellular processes that are essential to life.
2. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.
3. Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of the integumentary system and the immune system.
4. Apply the knowledge of microorganisms, pathogens to health-care associated infections and infection prevention and control.
5. Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of electrolytes and acid-base balance and the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system.
6. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.
7. Explain nutrition, diet and energy balance.
8. Discuss diagnostic tests.
9. Discuss the application of knowledge gained in this unit to clinical practice.
Timetabled Learning Activities Tutorials: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit includes recorded lectures, and semi-structured two-hourly workshops/laboratories. The laboratories involve group learning tasks that will develop teamwork, communication and problem solving. These sessions will provide the opportunity for students to practise skills essential for future clinical practice. Online resources will be used and readings from the prescribed text book will be encouraged to enhance learning.
Other Learning Experiences Lecture: 1 hour per week, pre-recorded and available through the web unit on the learning management system. Optional Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) may be available: 1 hour per week.
Assessment The assessment components of this unit include a nursing skill (10%), an invigilated closed book mid semester examination (40%) and a final examination (50%). Assessment in this unit is used to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, analysis, problem solving and application of theoretical concepts to practice.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Bachelor of Nursing
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed NUR149 Human Structure and Function 1 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Nursing (BNurs) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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