This advanced practice unit will provide students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills for the delivery of person-centred care in non-acute and community settings. Students will review, observe and participate in models of care delivery which includes collaborative and autonomous models of nursing practice, multidisciplinary and interprofessional partnerships with patients, families and supporting services. Key concepts and issues impacting on quality improvement approaches in healthcare and their effect on health outcomes, compliance and chronic disease management will be critically examined. Students will have the opportunity to undertake two weeks of supervised professional practice in a community setting.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
24
Unit code:
HNB3209

Prerequisites

HNB3141 - Nursing and Complex Care

HNB3124 - Professional Practice 4

HMB4104 - Professional Studies 2

HBNB - HNB3141 and HNB3124 only. HBMA - HNB3141 and HMB4104 only.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse the scope of community nursing (acute, non-acute, chronic and palliative care) and interprofessional practice in Australia;  
  2. Appraise advances in and limitations of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Australia and globally;  
  3. Compare and contrast major community health needs of vulnerable families and patients in local, national and global regions and relate these to the national and global health priorities;  
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of patients, families or communities within community settings;  
  5. Examine issues associated with community based program delivery;  
  6. Analyse issues related to health outcomes, compliance and chronic disease management;  
  7. Integrate the principles of occupational health and safety, risk assessment and nursing practice within community settings;  
  8. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to practice community nursing in a variety of community settings;  
  9. Prepare a practice portfolio based on their community professional practice experience.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Examination Online tests - 15 mins x 2 (5% each), 30 mins x 1 (10%) 20%
Assignment Written assessment (2000 words) 30%
Portfolio Community practice portfolio (3000 words) 50%
Practicum Professional Practice Summative Assessment 0%
To gain an overall pass in this unit students must achieve an aggregate score of 50% and pass the Professional Practice Summative Assessment with a score of 3 across the assessable items on the Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT) and complete 80 hours of professional practice.

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