|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Hancy Issac
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or MNRS or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or GCNM
The collation, analysis and interpretation of diagnostics and assessment data of a client's health status are fundamental to autonomous and collaborative health care within a specific context. Advanced practice nursing utilises extended and expanded skills, experience and knowledge in the assessment, planning, implementation, diagnosis and evaluation of the care required. This course prepares registered nurses to make informed and judicious decisions about the use of specific diagnostic tools, the synthesis of assessment data and appropriate therapeutic responses to health care needs.
This course introduces the registered nurse to the advanced nursing praxis of correlation of assessment data, diagnostic testing and evidence based management to determine a differential diagnoses related to scheduled medicine administration. Students will apply evidence based practice to the skills of physical assessment and interpretation of health data and status, to validate the appropriate protocol for administration of scheduled medicines.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Evaluate Review and analyse cultural safety in relation to health assessment, diagnostics and scheduled medicines;
- Perform a comprehensive health assessment and document the findings;
- Analyse and interpret patient assessment and diagnostic data to select /provide appropriate interventions within legislative and professional frameworks;
- Identify the availability of diagnostic procedures and their application to establishing health status within a context of practice;
- Use inter-professional communication to facilitate the management of scheduled medicines;
- Critically analyse the impact of altered health status on the individual, family and community.
|1.||Advanced Health Assessment – this module covers comprehensive health history and physical examination, focussed assessment, psychosocial and cultural/spiritual history, family medical history, prescribed and over the counter medications, documentation and collaborative communication.||40.00|
|2.||Foundations in diagnostics - this module will guide and expand the student’s ability to use clinical evidence and nurse initiated diagnostics to develop a differential diagnostic framework for patient care.||40.00|
|3.||Critical analysis of the impact of altered health status on the individual, family and community.||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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