NURS 2038 Health Variations 2 - Chronic Conditions and Disability

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Anne Marks Opens in new window

Description Health Variations 2 - Chronic Conditions and Disability utilises an evidence base to develop an understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacological interventions, and nursing care for people across the lifespan who experience chronic conditions and disability.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 2013 - Health Variations 2 – Chronic Illness and Disability

Restrictions Students 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, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic procedures related to common chronic conditions.
  2. Identify the National Safety and Quality Care framework to plan appropriate, safe, effective, and evidence-based treatments when caring for people with common chronic conditions and or disability.
  3. Access and analyse the best available evidence, that includes research findings, related to common chronic conditions and or disability.
  4. Describe strategies that promote a shared decision-making process in collaboration with carers, families, and people with common chronic conditions and or disability.
  5. Develop evidence-based rationales for safe, person-centred care of people with chronic conditions or persons with a disability.

Subject Content

Concepts and principles of care related to chronic illness, disability and co-morbidity
- The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the relationship to primary health care
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Knowledge and application of the following concepts to inform professional nursing practice related to chronic conditions and disability affecting the endocrine, neurological and respiratory body systems
- Genetic disorders
- pathophysiology
- Pharmacology
- diagnostic procedures
- Nursing management
- Principles of habilitation and rehabilitation
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Relate the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
- Integrate knowledge of regional, national and global health priorities
- Unpredictable/Non-normative life transitions
- Change: transition and adaptation
- Defence and coping mechanism
- Wellness to illness
- unexpected loss
- Sense of self
- cultural Sensitivity, safety and competence
- diversity in human relationships ? LGBTIQF
Indicative Case Histories
- Disability - Intellectual disability
- Endocrine - Diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders
- Neurological - Epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson?fs disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia ? issues of habilitation and rehabilitation
- Respiratory? aged person with chronic illness- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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
Quiz 30 minutes x 2 30 N Individual
Report 1,000 words 30 N Group
Case Study 1,200 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Hawkesbury

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Liverpool

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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