Course Title: Implement and monitor care of the older person

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Implement and monitor care of the older person

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 75

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5393C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term1 2021

NURS5394C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Rosemarie Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7478

Course Contact Email: rosemarie.russell@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to perform nursing interventions to support the social and emotional wellbeing and nursing care needs of the older person in both acute care settings and residential care environments.

 

This course applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


This course includes clinical placement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person

Elements:

1. Respond to the health requirements of an older person.

2. Contribute to the care plan for an older person.

3. Apply nursing practice in the aged care environment.

4. Identify requirements and address issues in aged care nursing practice.

5. Use strategies that relate to the progressive and variable nature of dementia.

6. Develop and implement strategies to minimise impact of challenging behaviours.


Learning Outcomes

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

 

You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.