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Complexities of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 2 (NUR241)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal
Description This unit examines the complexities of health and illness through 7 modules and explores the physiology and pathophysiology of the muscoskeletal system, gastrointestinal, abdominal organs, endocrine system, nutrition, renal system and reproductive and lymphatic systems. Pharmacological treatments and management of these systems will be investigated and incorporated into each module This unit will provide students with the knowledge required to care for patients of all ages with complex health issues which can be applied in the case studies units.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding across the lifespan of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and lymphatic systems.
2. Apply knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis and pharmacological management of disorders of the musculoskeletal, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and lymphatic systems.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of mental illness including eating disorders, related pharmacological management and associated legislation
Timetabled Learning Activities Facilitated teaching and learning sessions will be available during the semester
Unit Learning Experiences The unit includes self-directed learning activities within a supportive online learning environment. The unit is divided into six modules, each including online lectures, worksheets, and direction to reading and other online resources. Online discussion is encouraged to promote collaboration, peer support and learning.
Other Learning Experiences Online content includes - recorded lectures, assigned readings and other resources, worksheets to help guide student learning, links to video content, prior learning quizzes, embedded online discussion forums to provide additional support
Assessment Online Quiz 20%
Pharmacology Workbook 20%
Examination 60%
Prerequisites Completion of BNR100, BNR150, NUR121, NUR122, NUR123 and NUR231
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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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