Courses & Units

Children and Young People NUR355

Introduction

Children and Young People focuses on the unique health and developmental needs of infants, children, and young people. You will develop the knowledge and skills to incorporate developmentally appropriate and strengths-based approaches to communicating and working in partnership with children, young people and their families. You will critically examine the role played by social and environmental factors in child development, injury and illness. You will extend your knowledge of pathophysiology, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and evidence-informed practice in the context of child, youth and family focused nursing care. A key focus will be the primary assessment of acutely unwell infants, children and young people.

Summary

Unit name Children and Young People
Unit code NUR355
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Larissa Smart
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Nursing Study Period 2 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 2 On-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
Nursing Study Period 2 29/5/2023 19/6/2023 10/7/2023 20/8/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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

  • Apply critical thinking to the assessment and nursing care of infants, children, young people and their families.
  • Critically examine how social and environmental factors influence child development, illness or injury.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology knowledge to the nursing care of infants, children and young people.
  • Use written communication skills to convey complex information.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CXA243 Pathophysiology for Health Care 2

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is delivered in a blended delivery mode comprising of face-to-face intensives as well as content delivered 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. You can interact with the online content at any time, which will be in a modularised format. Online tutorials/webinars will provide further opportunity to engage with
educators and peers and consolidate your knowledge of the online presentations and readings. The format and content of these sessions will be advertised through MyLO announcements.

All Intensives in the Bachelor of Nursing Science are condensed face to face campus experiences. Intensives are usually scheduled between Monday and Friday (see individual unit calendars). Intensives provide an opportunity for -student engagement, networking with staff and peers, intra-professional and inter-professional learning opportunities and engaging with guest speakers. Intensives are designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop your skills in the practice of nursing. The Intensives provide a key role in facilitating the development of your skills, knowledge and understanding. This is in preparation for both your upcoming Professional Experience Placements and your ongoing engagement in the Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Attendance at PEP is mandatory.

In the interests of both personal and public safety, as a registered nursing student with AHPRA you have a professional responsibility and duty as part of your regulatory obligations to ensure the provision of safe and effective nursing care to the public. Therefore, your attendance at intensives is required and non-attendance will result in the cancellation of PEP and a delay in course completion. Whilst the unit provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives.

AssessmentFormative Quiz (10%)|Observed Simulated Clinical Assessment (OSCA) (50%)|Discussion Paper. (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Burton, P & Harvey, N (2021), Skills in Clinical Nursing, Second Australian Edition, Pearson, Melbourne.

Amerman, E (2019), Human Anatomy & Physiology, Second Edition, Pearson, Jacksonville.

Bullock, S & Hales, M (2019), Principles of Pathophysiology, Second Edition, Pearson Melbourne.

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