Units of study

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NURS1003 Population Health to Personal Healthcare

See Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) units of study

NURS1007 Health Research

See Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) units of study

NURS3001 Advanced Clinical Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr John Grootjans
Session: Semester 1
Classes: normal day Assessment: case study, health history, reflective journal, webct participation & community profile
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical abilities required for nursing assessment of patients, families communities in the 21st century. For the nurse to undertake advanced clinical assessment they must use all available sources of evidence including physiological, psychological, spiritual, socio economic and cultural values on an ongoing bases. Students will learn how to assess a patient's condition – physically, socially and mentally and to make insightful nursing observation that can inform practice. At the community level, and in the wider socio-economic context, students will study emerging patterns of disease that may impact on the nature of nursing care in the new millennium such as the emergence of multi resistant bacteria, H5N1 and Dengue Fever.

NURS3002 Health Illness & Care: Int'l Perspective

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Maureen Ahern
Session: Semester 2
Classes: normal day
Assessment: essay, assignments and exam
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit critically analyses national and international concepts of health, illness and care. It investigates the ways in which social, cultural and historical forces have shaped ideas and beliefs about health and illness. The unit also examines the structure of contemporary societies, emphasising the relationship between social structures, cultural factors, and the distribution of health and illness. In particular it examines the effects of social inequalities on the health of vulnerable, at-risk, and marginalised groups.

NURS3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jenny Green
Session: Semester 1
Classes: normal day
Assessment: essays, exam & on line quiz
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

The field of clinical and patient education is explored in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what factors impact on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. This unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.

NURS3004 Clinical Practice Project

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Professor Maureen Boughton
Session: Semester 2
Classes: normal day
Prerequisites: 24 unspecified credit points
Assessment: presentation, project plan, completed project
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Students undertake advanced work on an area of practice, or a particular practice, in nursing. The project will involve three stages: first, conducting a review of the available research literature; second, examining other forms of evidence, such as written policies and protocols or actual practices; and third, composing a written report on the ways in which practice can be enhanced and/or further investigated by original research. This project will be highly suited to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests include clinical leadership, management of a clinical service or practice development and/or the use of evidence in practice.

NURS3005 Nursing Management & Clinical Governance

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Stuart Newman
Session: Semester 2
Classes: seven 4 hour seminars
Assessment: assignments and exam
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This course provides a forum for experienced practitioners to enhance their skills and knowledge regarding the concept of clinical governance and to develop a framework for its implementation. The structure of the course will enable participants to explore and critique issues surrounding clinical governance in the context of care provision, organisational climate and culture, quality, clinical and professional leadership and financial responsibility. This course utilises a better practice (continuum of care / quality / cost / utilisation and health outcomes) framework.

CLIN3021 Nursing, Knowledge and Practice

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator:Stuart Newman & Assoc Prof Maureen Boughton
Session: Semester 1
Classes: normal day
Assessment: essay, exam
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit of study examines the historical background to, and current debates surrounding, how nurses have established their knowledge and practice. In addition to examining the historical records in relation to nursing as a discrete area of knowledge and practice in health care, this unit of study analyses and critiques current trends, ethical considerations, and discourses in nursing and how they impact on understandings of the nature of nursing knowledge and contemporary practice(s).


Singapore Offshore

SNGP3001 Advanced Clinical Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr John Grootjans
Session: Semester 1
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Assessment: case study health history, reflective journal, WebCT participation and community profile
Mode of delivery: Block Mode

This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical abilities required for nursing assessment of patients, families and communities in the 21st century. Students will learn how to assess a patient's condition, physically and mentally, and to make insightful nursing observation that can inform practice. At the community level, and in the wider socio-economic context, students will study emerging patterns of disease.

SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jenny Green
Session: Semester 1
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Assessment: essay, exam & online quiz
Mode of delivery: Block Mode

The field of clinical and patient education is explored in the context of the practice professions and continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills, what factors affect changing understandings, beliefs, dogma and practice(s) in clinical settings and subsequently clinical and patient education. The unit is interdisciplinary in approach and has a fieldwork/practice component.

SNGP3004 Minor Thesis/Practice Project

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Professor Maureen Boughton
Session: Semester 2
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Prerequisites: 24 unspecified credit points
Assessment: presentation, project plan & completed project
Mode of delivery: Block Mode

Students undertake advanced work on an area of practice, or a particular practice, in nursing. The project will involve three stages: first, conducting a review of the available research literature; second, examining other forms of evidence, such as written policies and protocols or actual practices; and third, composing a written report on the ways in which practice can be enhanced and/or further investigated by original research. This project will be highly suited to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests include clinical leadership, management of a clinical service or practice development and/or the use of evidence in practice.

SNGP3005 Nursing Management & Clinical Governance

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Stuart Newman
Session: Semester 2
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Assessment: assignments, exam
Mode of delivery: Block mode

This course provides a forum for experienced practitioners to enhance their skills and knowledge of nursing management and clinical governance and to develop a framework for their implementation. The structure of the course will enable participants to explore and critique issues surrounding clinical governance in the context of care provision, organisational climate and culture, quality, clinical and professional leadership and financial responsibility. This course utilises a better practice (continuum of care/quality/cost/utilisation and health outcomes) framework.

SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Professor Maureen Boughton
Session: Semester 2
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Assessment: research proposal, exam & online quizes
Mode of delivery: Block mode

This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout the course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing (and midwifery) research will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be included. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge and prepare them for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses (and midwives) and their practice.

SNGP3008 Applied Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: TBA
Session: Semester 1
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Assessment: assignments and exam
Mode of delivery: Block mode

This unit of study is designed to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and extend their knowledge and skills in relation to the therapeutic applications of drugs based on their underlying pharmacology. Students will review fundamental definitions of pharmacological terms, including drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion and review the basic principles of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug handling. The major focus of this unit is on the pharmacological aspects of medical therapy in various populations, including neonatal/paediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Students will learn how to apply specific pharmacological knowledge in the clinical management of special patient groups. A problem-based leaning approach is used in this unit of study in a quality of care/safe medication administration framework.

SNGP3009 Nursing, Knowledge and Practice

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Stuart Newman & Assoc Prof Maureen Boughton
Session: Semester 1
Classes: lectures/tutorials, and independent learning/online
Assessment: essay and exam
Mode of delivery: Block mode

This unit of study examines the historical background to, and current debates surrounding, how nurses have established their knowledge and practice. In addition to examining the historical records in relation to nursing as a discrete area of knowledge and practice in health care, this unit of study analyses and critiques current trends, ethical considerations, and discourses in nursing and how they impact on understandings of the nature of nursing knowledge and contemporary practice(s).

SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Mary Chiarella
Session: Semester 2
Classes: lectures/tutorials, online
Assessment: journal synopsis & case study
Mode of delivery: Block mode

This unit of study explores the legal and ethical dimensions in health and social care, with a particular focus on nursing. This module will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and affect on nursing practice. Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including resource-allocation and professional practice, as well as legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impact on professional nursing practice.