INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSESSMENT

NSG1INA

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills required for person-centred nursing practice. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories and a clinical placement you will develop understanding of the principles of nursing health assessments and the clinical reasoning cycle across the lifespan. This will enable you to plan and provide basic nursing care for any person, in any context and location. The clinical practicum will allow you to integrate theoretical principles to basic 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-ordinatorEmidia Falzon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN - Bachelor of Nursing, HZNM, HZNMD, HZNMDB - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery. All other regional students in the Health Sciences undergraduate courses are permitted to enrol with school approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Clinical Placements

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the clinical reasoning process in planning nursing care.

Activities:
Describe the clinical reasoning process and cycle. Discuss the importance of using evidence when planning nursing care. Identify the common sources from which best nursing practice evidence can be obtained.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)

02. Develop a range of strategies to facilitate effective communication with people and health professionals.

Activities:
Demonstrate effective comminication with peope including those with cognitive and sensory limitations and/or non-English speaking. Recognise legal and professional requirements that govern healthcare communication including; appreciate the need to maintain confidentiality in verbal and written communications, documentation and storage of healthcare records, apply communication principles to relevant professional contexts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

03. Use a health assessment framework and techniques to conduct a nursing health history and document the findings.

Activities:
Identify relevant information in a nursing health history. Develop a range of assessment techniques aimed at completing a nursing health history. Describe a range of normal assessment findings across the lifespan.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Discuss the importance of patient safety strategies and demonstrate the provision of safe patient care.

Activities:
Identify hazards that compromise patient safety. Describe methods used to protect patients including; falls prevention strategies, infection control cycle, pressure injury prevention, manual handling principles and situational awareness. Participate in the provision of safe patient care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Outlline the professional roles and responsibilities of the nurse and midwife.

Activities:
Identify key nursing professional bodies in Australia. Describe the key features of professional codes of conduct and ethics. Discuss the scope of practice for the student nurse. Explore the principles of personal autonomy and choice in provision of care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 12
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size130

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerrie Gamble

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 12
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Bendigo, 2017, Summer 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTherese Worme

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 07
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Laboratory Class Week: 06 - 07
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Placement - Off Site Week: 06 - 07
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

WorkShop Week: 06 - 07
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmidia Falzon

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 12
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2017, Week 27-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmidia Falzon

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 38
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Lecture Week: 27 - 38
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 38
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

WorkShop Week: 27 - 38
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Lecture Week: 27 - 38
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Mildura, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 12
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Shepparton, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size55

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeah Merrigan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 12
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students must complete a minimum of 32-40 hours of clinical placement"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation ."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours online learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment