Courses & Units

Neuroscience Nursing 3 CNA538

Introduction

This unit examines physiological health and psycho-social management of neurological dysfunction as related to nursing the patient with chronic and acute conditions. Students will examine acute and chronic pain and through contracted learning, explore a self-nominated facet of neuroscience nursing care.

Summary

Unit name Neuroscience Nursing 3
Unit code CNA538
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Vicki Ibbotson
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse evidence based nursing practices as related to complex neurological patient care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to advance professional knowledge and skills through independent self-directed learning.
  • Critically reflect on the key nursing interventions and nursing management of neurological patients.
  • Develop and implement a learning portfolio that demonstrates understanding of the principles of negotiated and independent learning.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060309 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentQuizzes (20%)|Learning Portfolio (40%)|Literature Review (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Hickey, J 2019 The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing (8th Edn), Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, USA

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