TRANSITIONS IN DEMENTIA CARE

NSG2TCD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This online subject will address the advancing contemporary health and health care challenges presented by dementia. It will enable participating students to gain a holistic understanding of dementia in society and as a life limiting illness. Through the use of current research, policy and practice, students will learn about the emerging evidence and requirements for best practice in caring for older people with dementia in hospital settings. Students will also learn about the interprofessional and person-centred approaches that support people with dementia and their families through the life cycle transitions that arise through the dementia journey. Students will be engaged in a learning approach that will be interactive, inquiry and evidenced based. Interprofessional and person-centred approaches to dementia care will be introduced. The subject will be offered as an elective and will be delivered through the online medium over 12 weeks.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HZNM, HZNMD, HBNGE, HBNGEB, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNGEW,HBNEN,HBNENB, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENW - Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse), Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Gerontologic Nursing

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMeiner, S.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMosby, Elsevier

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Caring for Older People in Australia.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJohnson, A. and Chang, E.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley.

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Excellence in Dementia Care

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDowns, M., Bowers, B.

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherMaidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education.

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically apply contemporary models of care to acute care of older people with dementia.
02. Describe the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of dementia based on best available evidence
03. Appraise how people with dementia and their families can be supported through the anticipated transitions that arise during the dementia journey
04. Plan best practice in the care for older people with dementia in hospital settings.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 39.00 h independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"100% on-line subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Critical reflective writing task - (critique) (1000 words equiv) Formative assessment opportunityN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Exam - 1 online quiz (1000 words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Written assessment (2000 words) Written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people with dementia admitted to hospitalN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4