NURS 2016 Health Variations 3 - Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401210

Coordinator Joan Lynch Opens in new window

Description Health Variations 3 - Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions utilises an evidence base to develop an understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacological interventions, and nursing care for people who experience acute exacerbations of chronic conditions.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 2015 Health Variations 3

Restrictions Must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing ? WSU Online

Assumed Knowledge

Primary health care, foundational knowledge of human biological sciences including human body systems, basic concepts in pharmacology and pathophysiology and the National Health Priorities and the relationship to nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the causes, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic procedures concerning acute exacerbations of chronic conditions.
  2. Develop an understanding of the National Safety and Quality Care framework and the implications for nursing practice in relation to caring for people who experience an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition.
  3. Justify the selection and prioritisation of nursing strategies to provide safe effective and evidence based nursing care for people who experience an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition.
  4. Assess appropriate, safe, effective, and evidence-based treatments for people who experience an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition.

Subject Content

Knowledge and application of the following concepts to inform professional nursing practice related to acute exacerbations of chronic conditions affecting the cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory systems and haematological systems.
- pathophysiology & clinical manifestations
- Pharmacology
- diagnostic procedures
- Nursing management & Prioritisation
Indicative Case Histories
- cardiovascular health ? Congestive cardiac failure, Stroke, hypertension
- renal ? chronic renal failure
- Respiratory ? Acute severe Asthma, exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- haematological - leukaemia

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Individual
Short Answer 500 words 20 N Individual
Final Exam 1 hour 60 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Craft, J., Gordon, C., Tiziani, A., Heuther, S., McCance, K., Brashers, V., & Rote, N. (2015). Understanding pathophysiology (2nd ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

Day

Subject Contact Jane Medved Opens in new window

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

Day

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Jane Medved Opens in new window

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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