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NURS443 Nursing Science 1

Normal anatomy and physiological function across the lifespan with an introduction to pathophysiological processes, genetics, immunology and microbiology. Particular foci on scientific principles that align with students' clinical placements.

This paper is designed to enable students to develop an integrated and extensive knowledge of the bioscience that underpins the discipline of nursing. By the end of the paper students will have developed the ability to use this knowledge for clinical reasoning, decision-making and problem solving in nursing practice.

Paper title Nursing Science 1
Paper code NURS443
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (20 February 2017 - 21 July 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,294.63
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Limited to
MNSc
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures, tutorials and simulation labs taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 2.5 to 3 hours a week in preparation for two clinical placements during the first semester.
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree
Contact
glenda.lorimer@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anitra Carr
Textbooks
Craft & Gordon (2015). Understanding Pathophysiology (2nd Edition), Elsevier.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  2. Demonstrate a coherent, integrated knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, genetics, homeostasis and regulation
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use integrated bioscience knowledge to provide the evidence base for nursing assessment, clinical reasoning, decision-making and problem solving in nursing practice
  4. Discuss the pathophysiological processes that alter normal body structure and function
  5. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the key structural and functional changes that occur within major body systems over the lifespan from birth to death
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of bioscience concepts relevant to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  7. Demonstrate competence with medication calculations
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of bioscience concepts relevant to infection control
  9. Demonstrate problem-solving skills integrating bioscience knowledge and relevant research in case-based learning experiences and clinical practice
  10. Effectively communicate the relevance of anatomical and physiological concepts to clients and families/whānau
  11. Use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to clearly articulate clinical reasoning in communications with the healthcare team
  12. Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (20 February 2017 - 21 July 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Normal anatomy and physiological function across the lifespan with an introduction to pathophysiological processes, genetics, immunology and microbiology. Particular foci on scientific principles that align with students' clinical placements.

This paper is designed to enable students to develop an integrated and extensive knowledge of the bioscience that underpins the discipline of nursing. By the end of the paper students will have developed the ability to use this knowledge for clinical reasoning, decision making and problem solving in nursing practice.

Paper title Nursing Science 1
Paper code NURS443
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 20 July 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MNSc
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  2. Demonstrate a coherent, integrated knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, genetics, homeostasis and regulation
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use integrated bioscience knowledge to provide the evidence base for nursing assessment, clinical reasoning, decision making and problem solving in nursing practice
  4. Discuss the pathophysiological processes that alter normal body structure and function
  5. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the key structural and functional changes that occur within major body systems over the lifespan from birth to death
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of bioscience concepts relevant to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  7. Demonstrate competence with medication calculations
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of bioscience concepts relevant to infection control
  9. Demonstrate problem-solving skills integrating bioscience knowledge and relevant research in case-based learning experiences and clinical practice
  10. Effectively communicate the relevance of anatomical and physiological concepts to clients and families/whÄnau
  11. Use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to clearly articulate clinical reasoning in communications with the healthcare team
  12. Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree
Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anitra Carr
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures, tutorials and simulation labs taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 2.5 to 3 hours a week in preparation for two clinical placements during the first semester.
Textbooks
Craft and Gordon (2015). Understanding Pathophysiology (2nd Edition), Elsevier.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 20 July 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle