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This unit introduces students to the role of the orthopaedic nurse in the clinical area and examines the musculoskeletal system and health assessments across the life span in relation to orthopaedic conditions. A range of degenerative disorders will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with diagnostic tools used in clinical practice.
|Unit name||Orthopaedic Nursing 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Helen Borgstrom|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate applied knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
- Analyse and critically reflect upon the impact acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions may have on the lifestyle of the individuals and their families
- Apply advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skills to the care of the patient with an orthopaedic condition
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|Assessment||Online Quiz (10%)|Online discussion and summary paper (Practice Report) (40%)|Presentation of Case Study (50%)|
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