This unit builds on previous nursing units of study and further develops the students' knowledge of the National Health Priorities and compliments 'RBM2202 Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2'. In particular, students will be introduced to the nursing management of patients suffering from endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, cancer and their related co-morbidities. Patient Case studies and simulation activities will be utilised to develop student's ability to apply their problem solving, critical thinking and clinical decision making skills. In addition, students will expand on their psychomotor skills in the clinical laboratory.  

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HNB2104 - Nursing and Acute Care 1

HNB2107 - Nursing Professional Practice 1

RBM2202 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2

HNB2105 - Nursing and Mental Health 1

HNB2106 - Professional Practice 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Describe holistic assessment of individuals across the lifespan experiencing acute illness.  
  2. Utilise evidence based practice to explain the interprofessional management of individuals experiencing endocrine, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cancer and palliative care conditions.  
  3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge in related clinical skills (e.g. NGT, stoma care, blood transfusions).  
  4. Utilise evidence based practice in the management of complex wounds.  
  5. Develop reflective practice skills with technical skill acquisition and clinical simulation.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Written assessment (1000 words) 15%
Examination OSCA (Objective, Subjective Clinical Assessment) (30 minutes) 15%
Examination Written examination (2 hours) 70%
Other Medication Calculation Assessment - (30 minutes) 0%
Students must achieve 100% in the Medication Calculation Assessment to pass as this is integral to safe nursing practice. Students will be eligible for a maximum of 2 attempts for the medication calculation assessment. To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must attend all laboratory classes and submit all assessment items (to align to ANMAC accreditation requirements of the course) and achieve an aggregate score of 50%. There will be no supplementary assessments for this unit.

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