CLINICAL ASSESSMENT & DECISIONS

NSG2CAD

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Collect data for a clinical case enquiry using a health assessment framework, techniques and monitoring equipment.

Activities:
Clinical Skills Assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Use an assessment framework and techniques to perform comprehensive data interpretation and identify problems.

Activities:
Clinical Skills practice, lectures and workshop - EBL
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Describe expected and identify unexpected variations in physical and cognitive findings in relation to a persons to developmental life stage.

Activities:
Clinical Skills practice, lectures and workshop - EBL
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Record and communicate person-centered data analysis using professional terminology

Activities:
Clinical Skills practice, lectures and workshop - EBL
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Use clinical reasoning and decision making skills in a simulated practice setting.

Activities:
Clinical Skills practice, lectures and workshop - EBL
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Demonstrate a self-directed approach to the development of your professional nursing role through the acquisition of knowledge and clinical skills;

Activities:
Clinical Skills practice, lectures and workshop - EBL
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Singapore, 2015, Week 30-39, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

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"

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"

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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute simulated clinical assessment of objective health assessment skills.040 01
Two 1-hour multiple choice examinations.050 01
One 330-word written individual contribution to a 1,200-word team report.010 01