This unit will consolidate and build upon knowledge introduced in other units by reviewing the principles of person-centred care for specialty areas including paediatrics, aged care and high dependency/critical care. The areas of gynaecology, dual diagnosis and disability will be introduced and examined in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. For the specialty areas, the unit will explain a range of common healthcare issues, critically review the principles of evidence-based nursing care and appraise the medication management of common conditions. Students will utilise critical thinking and clinical reasoning, including legal and ethical considerations in applying and consolidating contemporary nursing practice by applying therapeutic and team communication using case scenarios in nursing simulation. To achieve this outcome, students will use digital health and comprehensive health assessment and care planning approaches. Students will integrate patient scenarios in the clinical nursing labs and simulations to demonstrate professionalism and their ability to link theory to evidence-based practice in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, other cultures and people of diversity.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. The first assessment task is a medication calculation that students must achieve 100% to pass the unit. Students will be doing a literature review on the given specialty area in assessment 2 to achieve learning outcomes 1, 2 &3. The third summative assessment is an OSCA. The final assessment task is a group presentation specific to a specialty area.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):