NURSING ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

NSG1NAM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops your abilities to conduct comprehensive and systematic health assessments across the lifespan and communicate the findings to others; and develop, plan and provide person-centred care. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories and a clinical placement you will be able to explore appropriate assessment techniques to examine specific physiological, psychological and social aspects of people. The clinical practicum will allow you to undertake assessments of assigned patients and integrate theoretical principles to comprehensive safe nursing practice. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject you will be expected to complete a range of written, verbal and clinical assessments within a 12-week period.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathryn Hoare

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted to one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN - Bachelor of Nursing, HZNM, HNNMD, HZNMDB - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery. Students admitted to other course codes require Subject Coordinator's approval to enrol.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Clinical Placement

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Psychomotor Skills. Assessment Skills for Nurses (5th Ed).PrescribedTollefson, J. (2016)CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsHealth Assessment and Physical ExaminationRecommendedEstes M., Calleja P., Theobald K., Harvey T.Cengage Learning
ReadingsNursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide (3rd Ed).RecommendedReid, K et al. (2014)PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsCritical Conversations for Patient Safety. An essential guide for health professionals.RecommendedLevett-Jones T. (2014)PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsFundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery. A person-centred approach to care (2nd Ed).RecommendedDempsey J, et al (2014)WOLTERS KLUWER/LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
ReadingsJarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment Australian and New Zealand EditionPrescribedForbes H., Watt E. (2016)Elsevier
ReadingsJarvis' Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment Australian and New Zealand EditionPrescribedForbes H., Watt E (2016)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select a range of assessment techniques aimed at examining each functional health pattern.

Activities:
1.Clinical laboratory workshops to observe and practice physical examination techniques Workshops to conduct peer health history assessments Online examples of selected medical records with significant data highlighted Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Using the clinical reasoning cycle conduct a comprehensive assessment of selected patient profiles.

Activities:
2.Workshop discussion that requires you to examine assessment data from case studies and identify the significance of the findings. Online learning examples of completed plans of care that role model the clinical reasoning cycle by highlighting relevant assessment findings and their application. Clinical Practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Apply communication strategies to build therapeutic relationships and extract important health information from people.

Activities:
3.Workshops to undertake peer to peer health interviews. Online learning examples and activities of health professionals communicating with each other. Workshops exploring methods for documenting the findings of a comprehensive health assessment. Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Apply core concepts that underpin person-centred care to nursing management.

Activities:
4.Workshop case scenario discussions that exemplify one or more core concepts. Online resources using a selection of patient stories that highlight the impact of core concepts on the patient#s perception of self. Online web links to direct students to community resources associated with core concepts. Workshop discussions that examine the impact of core concepts on the nurses# perception of personal and professional self.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Using principles of education develop a personal professional portfolio and conduct health promotion sessions for patients.

Activities:
5.Online examples of mentorship and clinical education. Workshops to explore and discuss the theories of health education. Workshops that examine the requirements of a professional portfolio. Online examples of a professional portfolio (e.g. Pebblepad). Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 33 - 51
One 6.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentoring session."

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 41
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 5 x2hr workshop during study period. In weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students complete 5 x2hr labs during the study period including simulated learning. In weeks 33, 35, 37, 40, 42."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"9 hours of online learning"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47 - 50
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours - undertaken in block mode over a one week period, and will be offered outside semester (Week 47-50) - hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Bendigo, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 33 - 51
One 6.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentoring session."

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 41
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 5 x2hr workshop during study period. In weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 33 - 42
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students complete 5 x2hr labs during the study period including simulated learning. In weeks 33, 35, 37, 40, 42."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"9 hours of online learning"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47 - 50
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours - undertaken in block mode over a one week period, and will be offered outside semester (Week 47-50) - hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2018, Week 42-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathryn Hoare

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 44 - 44
One 6.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentoring session."

Lecture Week: 42 - 42
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 42 - 49
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 5 x2hr workshop during study period. Between weeks 42-49."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 42 - 49
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 49 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 42 - 49
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students complete 5 x2hr labs during the study period including simulated learning. Between weeks 42-49."

Lecture Week: 42 - 49
One 9.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 42 to week 49 and delivered via online.
"9 hours of online learning"

Placement - Off Site Week: 50 - 51
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 50 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours - undertaken in block mode over a one week period, and will be offered outside semester (Week 50-51) - hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathryn Hoare

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 44 - 44
One 6.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentoring session."

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 41
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 5 x2hr workshop during study period. In weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students complete 5 x2hr labs during the study period including simulated learning. In weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"9 hours of online learning"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47 - 49
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours - undertaken in block mode over a one week period, and will be offered outside semester (Week 46-51) - hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Mildura, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 33 - 51
One 6.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentoring session."

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 41
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 5 x2hr workshop during study period. In weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 33 - 42
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students complete 5 x2hr labs during the study period including simulated learning. In weeks 33, 35, 37, 40, 42."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"9 hours of online learning"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47 - 50
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours - undertaken in block mode over a one week period, and will be offered outside semester (Week 47-50) - hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Shepparton, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeah Merrigan

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 33 - 51
One 6.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentoring session."

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 41
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 5 x2hr workshop during study period. In weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 33 - 42
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students complete 5 x2hr labs during the study period including simulated learning. In weeks 33, 35, 37, 40, 42."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"9 hours of online learning"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47 - 50
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours - undertaken in block mode over a one week period, and will be offered outside semester (Week 47-50) - hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment