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Case Based Inquiry Community Perspectives 2 (NUR243)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal
Description This unit will engage students in simulated case based inquiry to introduce them to the complexity and multifaceted nursing management of patients in the community setting. Students will explore health, illness and disability across the lifespan through the lens of the community nurse incorporating critical thinking, problem solving, and evidence based practice to provide holistic nursing care. This unit is the second of two community centred units that reflect current health trends in Australia focusing on national health priority areas.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this unit the student will be able to: 1. Develop their understanding of the nursing competencies relating to primary health care and community nursing of individuals and groups in diverse contextual and interdisciplinary settings. 2. Identify, analyse and discuss legal and ethical issues relating to nursing practice in a community setting. 3. Apply theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health promotion and behaviour change to community nursing practice 4. Discuss the nursing management of symptoms in a range of chronic or lifestyle related illness including gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, lymphatic and reproductive diseases, disability, and mental illness 5. Relate the psychosocial impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families and communities 6. Integrate knowledge of development across the lifespan to provide care for mothers, infants and families during the antenatal, postnatal and neonatal period within a community or hospital setting. 7. Apply the nursing process and critical thinking in community nursing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Tutorial: 3 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Over the course of the semester students will complete 3 modules, each module centres around a case study designed to develop students understanding of community nursing. Students will be asked to apply the nursing process to three distinct patients whilst developing core clinical and community nursing skills. In each workshop students will be asked to apply the knowledge they have learnt to different scenarios and develop an appreciation for holistic nursing care. This unit is designed to be a hands-on simulated learning experience for the student and requires each student to actively participate in both the workshop sessions and complete the assigned pre reading and online learning tasks.
Assessment Students will undertake three assessment components within this unit which focus on providing relevant real world examples of case studies, policies and practice standards which students will encounter in community nursing. These assessments are designed to challenge students' knowledge and critical thinking skills within case based contexts.
Prerequisites Completion of BNR100, BNR150, NUR121, NUR122, NUR123 and NUR233.
Co-requisite: NUR241 and NUR242
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed NUR259 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Case Based Inquiry: Community Perspectives 2'
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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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