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Nursing practice 3B: Acute nursing B (6 points)


Leader: Leone Watson (Gippsland), Jill French (Peninsula)

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula Second 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 mobility, perfusion, regulation and reproduction. 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. Understanding of the pathophysiological concepts addressed in this unit will be utilised in decision making regarding appropriate nursing care of patients within these categories.

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

Contact Hours: 5 hours per week (lectures, tutorials, labs) plus 75 hours clinical

Prerequisites: NUR1101, NUR1102, NUR1301, NUR1302, NUR2103, NUR2201

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