NURS 7003 Applied Clinical Practice using Simulation

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401204

Coordinator Sharon Jacobs Opens in new window

Description Components of skilled nursing practice in acute and critical care settings include clinical reasoning, accountability and patient advocacy. In this unit students will identify a complex case study from their current practice world as the basis for their assessment. This unit utilises clinical simulation and a case study approach to enable students to develop their clinical expertise in their individual workplace. Students will be required to participate in clinical simulation workshops which will be utilised to develop and enhance clinical nursing skills in acute or critical care settings.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate or non-award program.

Assumed Knowledge

A fundamental understanding in the areas of patient assessment skills, pathophysiology and pharmacology.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate integrated advanced patient assessment skills
  2. Apply diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills
  3. Discuss the underlying pathophysiology related to the care of patients with complex health problems
  4. Apply knowledge of pharmacology related to the care of patients with complex health problems
  5. Develop a patient management plan for patients experiencing complex health problems
  6. Critically analyse treatment management plans using evidence based practice and highlighting the responsibilities of a nurse within a specialty practice area
  7. Perform a simulated learning task in the delivery of patient care in a specialty practice area

Subject Content

Applying knowledge through clinical reasoning
Advanced assessment skills
Applying evidence-based principles in clinical settings
Frameworks and processes for developing and delivering simulation scenarios
Critical reflection processes
The debriefing process

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
Case Study 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Simulation and Reflection 30 minutes + 1,000 word written reflection 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • There is no essential textbook.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

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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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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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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