NURS 7049 Care of People with Tuberculosis (TB)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401376

Coordinator Linda Gregory Opens in new window

Description This unit examines the care of individuals with Tuberculosis (TB), from initial diagnosis through treatment phases of the disease. Students will explore the role of case management in the care of patients with TB, including strategies to enhance the effectiveness of case managers. Drug resistant TB will be a focus of the unit, especially in relation to its prevention, and the safe management and treatment of patients with different types of drug resistance. Strategies for facilitating community participation in health care will be provided and students will have the tools to develop a community-based health education program focusing on TB. Case studies drawn from across the lifespan and different populations will provide a focus for exploring the pathophysiology of Tuberculosis, diagnostic options, modes of transmission and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options available.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Appraise goals and principles of case management
  2. Apply an understanding of how case management can be used in the care of patients with Tuberculosis (TB) and contacts
  3. Scrutinise the predictors and clinical signs of drug resistant TB
  4. Critically review and apply strategies to prevent the development of drug resistant TB
  5. Formulate concepts of community participation in health care
  6. Create a community-based health promotion program focusing on TB

Subject Content

Case management principles
Role of case manager
Effective interviewing skills
Patient centred care
Adherence behaviour
Infection prevention and Tuberculosis case management
Safe management and treatment of contacts of patients with Tuberculosis (Directly Observed Treatment - DOT)
Preventing drug resistant Tuberculosis
Models of care for the delivery of tuberculosis prevention
Health education strategies
Safe management and treatment of contacts of Tuberculosis

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
Online multiple choice quiz, 20 questions 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Case Study: Focus on case management of individual with drug resistant TB 2,000 words 40 N Individual
Presentation and reflection focused on a health education intervention for a large Tuberculosis contact group 1,000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

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