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

    Clinical Sciences 3
  • Unit Code

    NSC3103
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Gemma Margaret DOLEMAN

Description

This unit will develop an understanding of pathophysiological and epidemiological factors associated with public health issues. The influence of antibiotics, tobacco and illicit drug use, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, pollution and occupational hazards will be used to illustrate the relationship between personal and environmental risk factors on public health. The mechanism of cancer development will also be investigated along with the identification of prevention and treatment strategies. Immunological principles will also be reviewed particularly those relating to immunity and immunisation.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass NSC2203.

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

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NMS3201.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Explain the beneficial and detrimental impact of antimicrobial drugs on individuals and the population.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of cancer development (including the use of histological and clinical classifications) treatment/prevention modalities and limitations.
  3. Explain pathophysiological consequences (including congenital effects) associated with drug and alcohol misuse and the phenomena of dependence and withdrawal.
  4. Explain the characteristics of the adaptive immune response and how these can be influenced via immunisation programs.
  5. Detail the rationales for the implementation of public health practices including vaccinations, healthy lifestyle, physical assessment/detection to monitor body functions and combat/prevent disease, vector control, maternal health practices, and genetic testing.

Unit Content

  1. Concept of immunity and adaptive immunity, action and management of vaccines.
  2. Scientific principles behind public health initiatives and impacts such as hygiene, sanitation and herd immunisation.
  3. Antibiotic and other misuse of antipathogenic agents in humans and animals, and the development of drug resistance, viral pandemics and other public health impacts.
  4. Contemporary health issues including stress, obesity, metabolic syndrome, congenital disorders, inherited disorders and genetic screening
  5. Cancer characteristics and terminology including the genetic and causal basis of cancer, clinical manifestations.
  6. Types of cancer/malignancy, tumour invasion and metastasis.
  7. Treatments of cancer including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy including side effects of cancer therapy.
  8. Impact of alcohol and nicotine abuse on bodily function, short and long term.
  9. Impact of drug abuse with prescription and illicit drugs on the body, short and long term.

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 3 hour lectureNot Offered13 x 1 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour tutorialNot Offered13 x 2 hour tutorial
Semester 213 x 3 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 and students complete weekly pre-workshop interactive learning activities. Online students participate in the unit via Blackboard and online communication tools. Weekly content including readings, audio-visual and online materials and learning activities are completed in preparation for tutorial sessions and are used to demonstrate theoretical principles in practice.

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
TestAssessed Quiz20%
AssignmentAssignment30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestAssessed Quiz20%
AssignmentAssignment30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%

Core Reading(s)

  • Burchum, J. R., Rosenthal, L. D., Jones, B. O., Neumiller, J. J., & Lehne, R. A. (2016). Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care. (9th ed.). St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Craft, J., Gordon, C., Heuther, S. E., McCance, K. L., Brashers, V. L., & Rote, N. S. (2014). Understanding pathophysiology (2nd ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
  • Craft, J., Gordon, C., Huether, S. E., McCance, K. L., Brashers, V. L., & Rote, N. S. (2015). Understanding pathophysiology (2nd edition.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Mosby, Elsevier Australia (a division of Reed International Books Australia).

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

    Clinical Sciences 3
  • Unit Code

    NSC3103
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Gemma Margaret DOLEMAN

Description

This unit will develop an understanding of pathophysiological and epidemiological factors associated with public health issues. The influence of antibiotics, tobacco and illicit drug use, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, pollution and occupational hazards will be used to illustrate the relationship between personal and environmental risk factors on public health. The mechanism of cancer development will also be investigated along with the identification of prevention and treatment strategies. Immunological principles will also be reviewed particularly those relating to immunity and immunisation.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass NSC2203.

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

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NMS3201.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Explain the beneficial and detrimental impact of antimicrobial drugs on individuals and the population.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of cancer development (including the use of histological and clinical classifications) treatment/prevention modalities and limitations.
  3. Explain pathophysiological consequences (including congenital effects) associated with drug and alcohol misuse and the phenomena of dependence and withdrawal.
  4. Explain the characteristics of the adaptive immune response and how these can be influenced via immunisation programs.
  5. Detail the rationales for the implementation of public health practices including vaccinations, healthy lifestyle, physical assessment/detection to monitor body functions and combat/prevent disease, vector control, maternal health practices, and genetic testing.

Unit Content

  1. Concept of immunity and adaptive immunity, action and management of vaccines.
  2. Scientific principles behind public health initiatives and impacts such as hygiene, sanitation and herd immunisation.
  3. Antibiotic and other misuse of antipathogenic agents in humans and animals, and the development of drug resistance, viral pandemics and other public health impacts.
  4. Contemporary health issues including stress, obesity, metabolic syndrome, congenital disorders, inherited disorders and genetic screening
  5. Cancer characteristics and terminology including the genetic and causal basis of cancer, clinical manifestations.
  6. Types of cancer/malignancy, tumour invasion and metastasis.
  7. Treatments of cancer including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy including side effects of cancer therapy.
  8. Impact of alcohol and nicotine abuse on bodily function, short and long term.
  9. Impact of drug abuse with prescription and illicit drugs on the body, short and long term.

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 3 hour lectureNot Offered13 x 1 hour lecture
Semester 113 x 2 hour tutorialNot Offered13 x 2 hour tutorial
Semester 213 x 3 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 and students complete weekly pre-workshop interactive learning activities. Online students participate in the unit via Blackboard and online communication tools. Weekly content including readings, audio-visual and online materials and learning activities are completed in preparation for tutorial sessions and are used to demonstrate theoretical principles in practice.

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
TestAssessed Quiz20%
AssignmentAssignment30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestAssessed Quiz20%
AssignmentAssignment30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%

Core Reading(s)

  • Burchum, J. R., Rosenthal, L. D., Jones, B. O., Neumiller, J. J., & Lehne, R. A. (2016). Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care. (9th ed.). St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Burchum, J. R., Rosenthal, L. D., Jones, B. O., Neumiller, J. J., & Lehne, R. A. (2016). Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care. (9th ed.). St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Craft, J., Gordon, C., Huether, S. E., McCance, K. L., Brashers, V. L., & Rote, N. S. (2015). Understanding pathophysiology (2nd edition.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Mosby, Elsevier Australia (a division of Reed International Books Australia).
  • Craft, J., Gordon, C., Heuther, S. E., McCance, K. L., Brashers, V. L., & Rote, N. S. (2014). Understanding pathophysiology (2nd ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
  • Craft, J., Gordon, C., Heuther, S. E., McCance, K. L., Brashers, V. L., & Rote, N. S. (2014). Understanding pathophysiology (2nd ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.

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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