School: Nursing and Midwifery

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Adult Health
  • Unit Code

    NCS2101
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    4
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mrs Karen Ann MCCARTHY

Description

Students are provided with learning opportunities to develop a systematic body of knowledge and skills related specifically to the assessment and management of illnesses that commonly present as acute episodic illness in adulthood. Students will be exposed to the professional and social contexts of nursing and focus learning on the identification of risk, the management of symptoms, and the impact of hospitalisation on patients functional abilities.

Prerequisite Rule

(Students must pass 4 units from NSC1103, NCS1201, NCS1202 AND NPP1201)

Only students studying courses C33, Y61, Y76, Y19 or Y79 can enrol in this unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NNT3203, NNT3205, NNT3505

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in medication dosage calculations relevant to Stage 3.
  2. Develop an appropriate response to the acute nursing needs of a diverse range of clients.
  3. Follow correct procedure for safe medication administration.
  4. Use assessment criteria to correctly classify wounds.
  5. Utilise evidence based practice to identify and problem solve the needs of patients in acute situations.

Unit Content

  1. Nursing process
  2. Acute cardiovascular care.
  3. Perioperative nursing care.
  4. Alcohol assessment and support in the acute care environment.
  5. Medication management.
  6. Pain assessment and management.
  7. Wound assessment and management.
  8. Acute neurological care
  9. Acute respiratory care.
  10. Acute gastrointestinal care.

Learning Experience

ON-CAMPUS

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

JoondalupMount LawleySouth West (Bunbury)
Semester 113 x 1.5 hour lectureNot Offered13 x 1 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour tutorialNot Offered13 x 2 hour tutorial
Semester 213 x 2 hour lectureNot OfferedNot Offered
Semester 213 x 2 hour tutorialNot OfferedNot Offered

For more information see the Semester Timetable

ONLINE

Students will engage in learning experiences through ECU Blackboard as well as additional ECU learning technologies.

Additional Learning Experience Information

Learning materials are delivered in blended mode using Interactive Learning Activities (ILA's) and online communication tools. Students participate in group discussion, case studies and learning activities to consolidate learning. Drop in sessions are available throughout the semester for additional support.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyCase Study Essay *40%
ExaminationMultiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions *60%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyCase Study Essay *40%
ExaminationMultiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions *60%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Brown, D., Edwards, H., Seaton, L., Buckley, T., Lewis, S. L., Dirksen, S. R., & Heitkemper, M. M. (2014). Lewis's medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier-Mosby.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Nursing and Midwifery

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Adult Health
  • Unit Code

    NCS2101
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    4
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mrs Karen Ann MCCARTHY

Description

Students are provided with learning opportunities to develop a systematic body of knowledge and skills related specifically to the assessment and management of illnesses that commonly present as acute episodic illness in adulthood. Students will be exposed to the professional and social contexts of nursing and focus learning on the identification of risk, the management of symptoms, and the impact of hospitalisation on patients functional abilities.

Prerequisite Rule

(Students must pass 4 units from NSC1103, NCS1201, NCS1202 AND NPP1201)

Only students studying courses C33, Y61, Y76, Y19 or Y79 can enrol in this unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NNT3203, NNT3205, NNT3505

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in medication dosage calculations relevant to Stage 3.
  2. Develop an appropriate response to the acute nursing needs of a diverse range of clients.
  3. Follow correct procedure for safe medication administration.
  4. Use assessment criteria to correctly classify wounds.
  5. Utilise evidence based practice to identify and problem solve the needs of patients in acute situations.

Unit Content

  1. Nursing process
  2. Acute cardiovascular care.
  3. Perioperative nursing care.
  4. Alcohol assessment and support in the acute care environment.
  5. Medication management.
  6. Pain assessment and management.
  7. Wound assessment and management.
  8. Acute neurological care
  9. Acute respiratory care.
  10. Acute gastrointestinal care.

Learning Experience

ON-CAMPUS

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

JoondalupMount LawleySouth West (Bunbury)
Semester 113 x 1.5 hour lectureNot Offered13 x 1 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour tutorialNot Offered13 x 2 hour tutorial
Semester 213 x 2 hour lectureNot OfferedNot Offered
Semester 213 x 2 hour tutorialNot OfferedNot Offered

For more information see the Semester Timetable

ONLINE

Students will engage in learning experiences through ECU Blackboard as well as additional ECU learning technologies.

Additional Learning Experience Information

Learning materials are delivered in blended mode using Interactive Learning Activities (ILA's) and online communication tools. Students participate in group discussion, case studies and learning activities to consolidate learning. Drop in sessions are available throughout the semester for additional support.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyCase Study Essay *40%
ExaminationMultiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions *60%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyCase Study Essay *40%
ExaminationMultiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions *60%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Brown, D., Edwards, H., Seaton, L., Buckley, T., Lewis, S. L., Dirksen, S. R., & Heitkemper, M. M. (2014). Lewis's medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier-Mosby.
  • Brown, D., Edwards, H., Seaton, L., Buckley, T., Lewis, S. L., Dirksen, S. R., & Heitkemper, M. M. (2014). Lewis's medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier-Mosby.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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