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Nursing practice 3A: Acute nursing A (9 points)


Leader: TBA (Gippsland), Jill French (Peninsula)

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is intended to prepare the nursing student to utilise a problem solving approach in provision of care to acutely ill persons across the lifespan. Concepts to be utilised in this unit include oxygenation, digestion, fluid and electrolyte balance, pain and regulation. These concepts will be used in the exploration of a variety of illness states, each of which result from an alteration in the functioning of the body as it relates to the pathophysiological concept being studied.

Assessment: Written clinical workbook 10% Written assignment (2000 words) 30% Examination (3 hours): 60% Clinical skills and experience: Pass/Fail

Contact Hours: 6 hours per week (lectures, tutorials, labs) plus 150 hours clinical

Prerequisites: NUR1101 NUR1102, NUR1301, NUR1302

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