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

    Child and Adolescent Health
  • Unit Code

    NCS3101
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Deborah Mary IRESON

Description

Caring for children and adolescents presents particular challenges for nurses requiring appraisal of the growth and development stages, legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse and how these impact on the requirements specific to these age groups. In this context, opportunities will be provided for students to develop a systematic body of knowledge on the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the management of symptoms, risk identification, and the development of appropriate interventions to promote optimal functional status and development of the child or young person.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass NPP2201 and NSC2203.

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

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NNT2204, NNT2207, NNT2404

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Recognise and describe the physical and psychological differences between children and adults.
  2. Recommend appropriate ways of caring for children and adolescents across a variety of settings.
  3. Utilise theoretical principles and evidence based practice to develop appropriate responses to the needs of children and their families within paediatric environments.

Unit Content

  1. Nursing models of care, family centred care, communication strategies, infant assessments.
  2. Challenges in growth and development. Fluid and nutrition imbalance in children and young people.
  3. Assessment and recognition of the deteriorating child/young person.
  4. Complex and acute conditions and management.
  5. Nursing management of common surgical interventions. Therapeutic pain relief in children and young people.
  6. Chronic conditions affecting children and young people.
  7. Adolescents as a unique group.
  8. Congenital abnormalities and disabling neurological conditions.
  9. Child protection and safeguarding. Care of children and young people with a life limiting condition.

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 2 hour lectureNot Offered13 x 1 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour workshopNot Offered13 x 2 hour workshop
Semester 213 x 2 hour lectureNot OfferedNot Offered
Semester 213 x 2 hour workshopNot 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 and students complete weekly pre-workshop activities. Online students participate in the unit via Blackboard and attend online classroom sessions which require regular online access. Weekly content including readings, audio-visual materials, nursing case studies and activities are completed in preparation for tutorial sessions.

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
AssignmentEvidence based case study informing children and young people's nursing practice *50%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentEvidence based case study informing children and young people's nursing practice *50%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Elizabeth Forster, J. F. (2018). Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses (1st ed.). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Elizabeth Forster, J. F. (2018). Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses (1st ed.). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jennifer Fraser, D. W., & Elizabeth Forster, N. B. (2017). Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for practice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jennifer Fraser, D. W., & Elizabeth Forster, N. B. (2017). Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for practice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Australian college children and young peoples nurses. (2016). Standards of Practice for Childrens and Young People's Nurses, 1.

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

    Child and Adolescent Health
  • Unit Code

    NCS3101
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Deborah Mary IRESON

Description

Caring for children and adolescents presents particular challenges for nurses requiring appraisal of the growth and development stages, legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse and how these impact on the requirements specific to these age groups. In this context, opportunities will be provided for students to develop a systematic body of knowledge on the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the management of symptoms, risk identification, and the development of appropriate interventions to promote optimal functional status and development of the child or young person.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass NPP2201 and NSC2203.

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

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NNT2204, NNT2207, NNT2404

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Recognise and describe the physical and psychological differences between children and adults.
  2. Recommend appropriate ways of caring for children and adolescents across a variety of settings.
  3. Utilise theoretical principles and evidence based practice to develop appropriate responses to the needs of children and their families within paediatric environments.

Unit Content

  1. Nursing models of care, family centred care, communication strategies, infant assessments.
  2. Challenges in growth and development. Fluid and nutrition imbalance in children and young people.
  3. Assessment and recognition of the deteriorating child/young person.
  4. Complex and acute conditions and management.
  5. Nursing management of common surgical interventions. Therapeutic pain relief in children and young people.
  6. Chronic conditions affecting children and young people.
  7. Adolescents as a unique group.
  8. Congenital abnormalities and disabling neurological conditions.
  9. Child protection and safeguarding. Care of children and young people with a life limiting condition.

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 2 hour lectureNot Offered13 x 1 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour workshopNot Offered13 x 2 hour workshop
Semester 213 x 2 hour lectureNot OfferedNot Offered
Semester 213 x 2 hour workshopNot 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 and students complete weekly pre-workshop activities. Online students participate in the unit via Blackboard and attend online classroom sessions which require regular online access. Weekly content including readings, audio-visual materials, nursing case studies and activities are completed in preparation for tutorial sessions.

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
AssignmentEvidence based case study informing children and young people's nursing practice *50%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentEvidence based case study informing children and young people's nursing practice *50%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Elizabeth Forster, J. F. (2018). Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses (1st ed.). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Elizabeth Forster, J. F. (2018). Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses (1st ed.). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jennifer Fraser, D. W., & Elizabeth Forster, N. B. (2017). Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for practice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jennifer Fraser, D. W., & Elizabeth Forster, N. B. (2017). Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for practice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Australian college children and young peoples nurses. (2016). Standards of Practice for Childrens and Young People's Nurses, 1.

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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