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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours lectures, tutorials and seminars |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote approximately 6-10 hours per week to this subject.
|Prerequisites:||514225 Biomedical Science and Nursing 2|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
|Subject Overview:|| |
Students will expand their knowledge and understanding of the structural, functional and developmental aspects of the body through problem-based learning and tutorial sessions. Students will address complex diseases related to the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and renal systems. Common medical and other treatment modalities including drug therapy used in the management of patients with conditions related to these systems will also be studied. Normal pregnancy, birthing and common complications will be explored. The impact of complex problems on the client's mental health status will be considered.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
|Assessment:||One 1000-word assignment - 25% One 1000-word assignment - 25%One 2-hour written examination - 50%Students must achieve an aggregate score of at least 50% and pass the two-hour written examination to achieve a pass this subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Psychiatric mental health nursing, 6th edn (N Frisch and L Frisch), USA: Delmar/Thomson Learning, 2006 Pathophysiology: The biological basis for disease in adults and children (K McCance and S Huether), St Louis: Mosby, 2002 Pocket guide to APA style (R Perrin), Houghton Mifflin College: Boston, 2004 Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Australian and New Zealand edition, 5th edn (Stedman), Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia, 2005 Mosby's medical nursing and allied health dictionary, 6th edn (DM Anderson), St Louis: Mosby, 2002 Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tool for nursing students, 2nd edn (J Tollefson J), Social Science Press: Australia, 2004|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of this subject students will be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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