MANAGING CHRONIC CONDITIONS

NSG3MCC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore a range of chronic health conditions as a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in Australia and the multidimensional approach required in managing such conditions. Students will: (i) examine models of collaborative care in the management of chronic illness and disability, and (ii) reflect on the role of nurses in partnership with individuals, their family and carers in the planning and delivery of care that can assist to empower an individual to manage their own health.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed a minimum of 15 credit points of 2nd year Nursing subject (NSG)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManaging long-term conditions and chronic illness in primary care - a guide to good practicePrescribedCarrier, J 2009ROUTLEDGE, MELBOURNE. ALSO AVAILABLE IN E-COPY.
ReadingsChronic illness and disability: principles for nursing practiceRecommendedChang, E & Johnson, A 2008ELSEVIER, SYDNEY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish the range & nature of chronic conditions encountered in health care along a continuum of health: (a) describe three models of health & chronicity; (b) explain the phases of chronic conditions.

Activities:
Workbook research articles, quiz, lectures, tutorials, and associated activities, project with clinical reasoning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)

02. Recognise & contrast the physical & psychosocial impacts that chronic conditions have on the individual, their family & the community: (a) Describe the scope & range of common illnesses & diseases; (b) Assess the financial, psychological, mental, social, emotional, spiritual & physical health impact of living with a chronic condition; (c)Explain common experiences of living with any chronic condition & the need for responsive & adaptive nursing & health care; (d) Compare contrasting perceptions held by individuals, family members & the community generally about a given chronic condition;

Activities:
Workbook research articles, quiz, lectures, tutorials and associated activities, project with clinical reasoning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

03. Facilitate an individual's self management of a chronic condition: (a) Describe the benefits of& barriers to optimal client self-management of their chronic condition; (b) Use empowering strategies, including patient education and motivational counselling, to support a client in self management; (c) Reflecting in practice, engagement with individuals and families, encourages vs. discouragement to client self-management.

Activities:
Workbook research articles, quiz, lectures, tutorials and associated activities, project with clinical reasoning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

04. Distinguish the range and nature of collaborative care within the health care system for people living with chronic conditions: (a) Recognise the different health care setting s where people with chronic conditions will receive care; (b) Describe the role of the interdisciplinary health team & the nurse's role within it, in providing health care for individuals with chronic conditions.

Activities:
Workbook research articles, quiz, lectures, tutorials and associated activities, project with clinical reasoning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

05. Develop a plan to assist a client to navigate the health care system: (a) Identify & describe models of care delivery that can support the client with a chronic health related condition; (b) Explain possible transition challenges for a client moving from the acute health care sector: (c) Incorporate self-management guidelines into individualised care plans; (d) Outline referral pathways for people with chronic health related conditions.

Activities:
Tutorials and associated activities, project with clinical reasoning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Research and critically review the literature associated with a specific chronic health related conditions: (a) Identify available technologies to individualise and mange client care planning; (b) Examine current literature to support best practice in the management of chronic condition self management.

Activities:
Workbook research articles, online library resources and website directed activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Marie Mahoney

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lectures"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"3 hours of tutorials"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of online workshop activity"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online group discussions conducted over 8 weeks (equiv to 1,500 words)40 02, 03, 05, 06
one individual project proposal and literature review (2,000 words) or equivalent50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one online quiz (equiv to 500 words) or equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lectures"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"3 hours of tutorials"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of online workshop activity"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online group discussions conducted over 8 weeks (equiv to 1,500 words)40 02, 03, 05, 06
one individual project proposal and literature review (2,000 words) or equivalent50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one online quiz (equiv to 500 words) or equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lectures"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"3 hours of tutorials"

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of online workshop activity"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online group discussions conducted over 8 weeks (equiv to 1,500 words)40 02, 03, 05, 06
one individual project proposal and literature review (2,000 words) or equivalent50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one online quiz (equiv to 500 words) or equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lectures"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"3 hours of tutorials"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of online workshop activity"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online group discussions conducted over 8 weeks (equiv to 1,500 words)40 02, 03, 05, 06
one individual project proposal and literature review (2,000 words) or equivalent50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one online quiz (equiv to 500 words) or equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Bassett

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lectures"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"3 hours of tutorials"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of online workshop activity"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online group discussions conducted over 8 weeks (equiv to 1,500 words)40 02, 03, 05, 06
one individual project proposal and literature review (2,000 words) or equivalent50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one online quiz (equiv to 500 words) or equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Singapore, 2015, Week 25-34, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephane Bouchoucha

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 25 - 34
Nine 3.0 hours lecture per study period from week 25 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Self directed learning activities supported by a learning package equivalent to three hours of classroom contact per week"

Block Mode Week: 25 - 34
One 3.0 days block mode per study period from week 25 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Six 3-4 hour or three 6-8 hour lecture/tutorials"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online group discussions conducted over 8 weeks (equiv to 1,500 words)40 02, 03, 05, 06
one individual project proposal and literature review (2,000 words) or equivalent50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one online quiz (equiv to 500 words) or equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06