CLINICAL DECISION MAKING

NSG3CDK

2014

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject the focus is on assessment of risk factors and pathophysiological changes in an individual's state of health. Health assessment knowledge and skills are required as part of clinical decision-making. This facilitates the delivery of care by enabling the diagnosis of actual and potential nurse sensitive and collaborative health problems, and the evaluation of an individual's response to therapy. Health priorities in Hong Kong will provide the context for consideration of a number of clinical assessment and decision-making models and their application, including diagnostic tests and techniques.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Holdsworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing in Hong Kong.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsJavis's Physical examination and health assessmentPrescribedForbes, H.and Watt, E.(eds). (2012)(AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION). PHILADELPHIA: SAUNDERS.
ReadingsApplying nursing process: a Tool for critical thinkingRecommendedAlfaro-LeFevre, R (2010)(7TH EDN.).PHILADELPHIA: SAUNDERS.
ReadingsClinical Nursing Skills:Basic to advanced skillsRecommendedSmith,S.,Duell,D.,&Martin,B.(2012)(8TH ED.).NEW JERSEY:PEARSON PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsFundamentals of Nursing and MidwiferyRecommendedDempsey,J.,French,J.,Hillege,S.,& Wilson,V.(2009)(AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND EDN).PHILADELPHIA:WOLTERS KLUWER, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsHandbook of nursing diagnosisRecommendedCarpenito,L.j.(2013)(14TH EDN.). PHILADELPHIA:LIPPINCOTT(E.BOOK)
ReadingsPatient and Person: Interpersonal skills in nursingRecommendedStein-Parbury,J.(2008).(4TH ED.). MARRICKVILLE:HARCOURT.

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Hong Kong, 2014, Week 18-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 18 - 28
One 3.0 days block mode per study period from week 18 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 18 - 28
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 18 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"32 hours of online contribution/activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination (1,000 words)25
one 1-hour examination (1,000 words)25
one clinical reasoning exercise and a 15 minute simulated clinical assessment (or equivalent)50

Hong Kong, 2014, Week 30-39, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"32 hours of online contribution/activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination (1,000 words)25
one 1-hour examination (1,000 words)25
one clinical reasoning exercise and a 15 minute simulated clinical assessment (or equivalent)50

Hong Kong, 2014, Week 42-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 3.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"32 hours of online contribution/activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination (1,000 words)25
one 1-hour examination (1,000 words)25
one clinical reasoning exercise and a 15 minute simulated clinical assessment (or equivalent)50