You need to be employed in an appropriate clinical setting.
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 Michelle Phillips|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Online Quiz (10%)|Orthopaedic Summary and Practice Report (40%)|Presentation of Case Study (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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