Course Title: Medical and Surgical Nursing 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical and Surgical Nursing 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2100

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

NURS2100

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

NURS2105

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

NURS2106

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2100

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

NURS2100

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Dr Lin Zhao

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7079

Course Coordinator Email: lin.zhao@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.010


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)


Course Description

A thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of all the body systems is assumed. In this course nursing knowledge and skills introduced in previous courses are further developed. Nursing and associated care for patients with a variety of acute and chronic disease processes are considered using the framework and direction of the Australian National Health Priority Areas. Knowledge of pathophysiological processes will be integrated to support the nursing care required to ensure efficient, effective and appropriate care of patients in high risk groups with acute and chronic conditions including cardiovascular disorders, asthma and diabetes. Strategies for risk reduction and early detection of disease processes are examined. The ability to prescribe and undertake a variety of nursing interventions including peri-operative care, admission and discharge planning, self-care management, community health and support services which contribute to the clinical care of a patient are also addressed. Nursing skills will be developed in the clinical laboratories using skill demonstration and simulated clinical practice. Capacity for critical reflection on clinical practice and use of current research to provide a rationale for nursing practice and prepare for rapid an unpredictable change in health care will be enhanced.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will contribute to Program Learning Outcomes for BP032 (Bachelor of Nursing) and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse through the following learning outcomes:

Professional Practice

PLO 2: Practices within a professional and ethical nursing framework

Critical Thinking and Analysis

PLO 3: Practices within an evidence based framework

Provision and Coordination of Care

PLO 6: Plans nursing care in consultation with individuals / groups, significant others and the interdisciplinary health care team

PLO 7: Provides comprehensive, safe and effective evidence based nursing care to achieve identified individual / group outcomes

PLO 8: Evaluates progress towards expected individual / group health outcomes in consultation with individuals / groups, significant others and interdisciplinary team


(Reference : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse)


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiological processes leading to acute and chronic diseases.
  2. Identify care requirements for the patient with acute and chronic disease processes.
  3. Discuss the management of patients experiencing health alterations due to acute and chronic disease processes.
  4. Employ health assessment in the planning and care of patients experiencing health alterations due to acute and chronic disease processes.
  5. Recognise the nursing support of the patient and significant others required for patients experiencing health alterations due to acute and chronic disease processes.
  6. Describe nursing care of patients in the pre, peri and postoperative period.
  7. Demonstrate competence in nursing skills associated with care of patients suffering acute or chronic disease processes


Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher Guided Hours: 48 per semester - comprising 3 hours of lectures, 1 hour tutorial / laboratory practice

Learner Directed Hours: 60 per semester - comprised of independent learning, completion of readings, weekly case study and self-learning materials and skills practice in the clinical nursing laboratories.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Where possible all material chosen will be digitally available to you. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes such as Lectopia/Echo 360, Discussion Board, workshops and the simulated laboratory learning environment. These modes will be utilised at the discretion of your lecturer. RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems accessed via your myRMIT site.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

A hurdle requirement is necessary in order to demonstrate to the accrediting body (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council) that students are competent and are being sufficiently assessed against practice-focussed professional standards throughout the course of their program.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Performance Assessment and Skills Laboratory Attendance (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 6

Skills Laboratory Attendance

You are required to attend all skills laboratory sessions and a class roll will be kept. You will need to provide a medical certificate to the course coordinator, for any non-attendance at skills laboratory sessions. You are expected to complete the pre-reading, questions, exercises or worksheets related to each session. These will not be collected or assessed, however the content will form the focus of discussion and class participation in the skills laboratories and will be examinable. Failure to attend all lab session without evidence will result in a NH fail

The Performance Assessment (PA) will be conducted at the end of semester, and a mark out of 15 will be allocated. The marking guide will be based on the ANMC competency for each clinical skill. 

You are expected to address all three domains of learning – cognitive, affective and psychomotor – when being tested. If you do not gain a pass for the performance assessment in Swot Vac week, you will be offered only one further opportunity to demonstrate a safe level of practice prior to the end of semester Course Assessment Committee meeting. If you pass your second attempt, you will be awarded half of the maximum number of marks allocated to this skill. If you fail to present safe practice on your second attempt, you will not gain a pass and receive a NH grade for the course overall.

Assessment Task 2: Case Study Assignment

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7

Assessment Task 3: Vsim assessment

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 4: Examination

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 7