CLINICAL ASSESSMENT & DECISIONS

NSG2CAD

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will shift the focus from assessment of the well individual to assessment of risk factors and pathophysiological changes in an individual's state of health. Health assessment knowledge and skills are required for clinical decision making. This facilitates the delivery of care by enabling the diagnosis of actual/potential nurse sensitive and collaborative health problems, and the evaluation of an individual's response to therapy. Illnesses identified as Victorian health priorities will provide a context for consideration of a number of clinical assessment and decision making models and the application of such knowledge and skills.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Holdsworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: RBNP, HSBNW, HBNP, HSBNC, HSBNCW, BEBND2, HBNCP, HBNCM, HBNPRG, HBNPGW, BEBN2, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN and HZNM. For students enrolled in HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HZNM or HZNMD must pass NSG1ENC and HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB.

Co-requisites NSG2ACA and NSG2MIN

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Assessment and Physical ExaminationPrescribedEstes, M.E., Calleja, P. Theobold, K. & Harvey, T. (2013)CENGAGE PUBLISHING (1ST ED)
ReadingsApplying Nursing Process: A Tool for Critical ThinkingRecommendedAlfaro-LeFevre, R 2010(7TH ED.) PHILADELPHIA: SAUNDERS
ReadingsClinical Psychomotor SkillsRecommendedTollefson, J 2010(4TH ED.) SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA.
ReadingsFundamentals of Nursing and MidwiferyRecommendedDempsey, J, French, J, Hillege, S,& Wilson, V. (2009)(AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ED).PHILADELPHIA: WOLTERS KLUWER, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsHandbook of nursing diagnosisRecommendedCarpenito, L.J. (2010)(13TH EDN) PHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT.
ReadingsJarvis's Physical examination and health assessmentRecommendedForbes, H. and Watt, E.(eds).(2012.)(AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION). PHILADELPHIA:SAUNDERS.
ReadingsPatient and person: Interpersonal skills in nursingRecommendedStein-Parbury, J 2008(4TH ED.).MARRICKVILLE: HARCOURT. 8

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 hours of workshops"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Seven 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"7 hours of online activities across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"14 hours of lectures"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of labs"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour written examination40
One 375-word (approx) written individual contribution to a 1,500-word group case study project.20
One 25-minute simulated clinical assessment (equivalent to 1,250 words) of health assessment skills.40

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Deacon-Crouch

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of labs"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"14 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Seven 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"7 hours of online activities across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 hours of workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour written examination40
One 375-word (approx) written individual contribution to a 1,500-word group case study project.20
One 25-minute simulated clinical assessment (equivalent to 1,250 words) of health assessment skills.40

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 18 hours of labs over 6-7 weeks."

Lecture
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"Students complete 14 hours of lectures."

Problem Based Learning
Seven 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"Students complete 7 hours of online activities across the semester."

WorkShop
Seven 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 7 hours of workshops over 6-7 weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour written examination40
One 375-word (approx) written individual contribution to a 1,500-word group case study project.20
One 25-minute simulated clinical assessment (equivalent to 1,250 words) of health assessment skills.40

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBev Blanch

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 hours of workshops"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Seven 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"7 hours of online activities across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"14 hours of lectures"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of labs"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour written examination40
One 375-word (approx) written individual contribution to a 1,500-word group case study project.20
One 25-minute simulated clinical assessment (equivalent to 1,250 words) of health assessment skills.40

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sleeth

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of labs"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"14 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Seven 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"7 hours of online activities across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 hours of workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour written examination40
One 375-word (approx) written individual contribution to a 1,500-word group case study project.20
One 25-minute simulated clinical assessment (equivalent to 1,250 words) of health assessment skills.40

Singapore, 2014, Week 30-39, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 30 - 39
One 3.0 days block mode per study period from week 30 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Six 3-4 hour or three 6-8 hour lecture/tutorials"

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 30 - 39
Three 10.0 hours industry based learning-off site per study period from week 30 to week 39 and delivered via blended.
"Thirty hours of practicum in the student's clinical practice setting"

Problem Based Learning Week: 30 - 39
Nine 3.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 30 to week 39 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning activities supported by a learning package equivalent to three hours of classroom contact per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 15-minute simulated clinical assessment of objective health assessment skills.40
Demonstration of satisfactory assessment skills performance of all clinicals.Hurdle requirement0
Two 1-hour multiple choice examinations.50
One 330-word written individual contribution to a 1,200-word team report.10