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Unit details

HNN318 - Nursing Management of the Older Person

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

Leah East

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Michele McGrath, Warrnambool: Lorraine Mielnik

Prerequisite:

HBS109, HNN114, HNN122

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 weeks clinical practicum

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit is one of four (4) units within the Clinical Studies in Nursing 3 cluster. In this unit opportunities will be provided for students to develop knowledge and skill relevant to the promotion of wellness, maintenance, and restoration of health and independence across the continuum of aged care. Underpinning concepts of this unit are patient-centred care, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement approaches. Students will have opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units during a two (2) week clinical placement.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 60%

Assessment task 2: Poster presentation (equivalent 1000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Clinical assessment Pass/fail

Failure of the clinical component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.

Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.

** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2897$4259

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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