This unit of study explores the impetus for change in conventional health service delivery and the issues related to providing health services for people with chronic disease. Nurses manage patients with chronic and complex issues and, in doing so, need to develop their knowledge and skills in this area. Students explore issues in the management of clients in their care by critiquing appropriate models of care, patient assessment and management. Themes in this unit of study refer to epidemiology, models of care, collaborative case management, assessment (principles and application), patient management, disease progression, medication management, enhanced primary care, as well as bioethical and psychosocial issues.
|Chronic and Complex Care|
|Unit of study code||120|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Ross Pancho
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Landscapes and chronic illness||a) appraise the evidence-based policies, models and guidelines that inform chronic care management in Australia||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||2, 9|
|Theme 2: Models of care||b) explore the impact of the illness trajectory on the person experiencing chronic health issues||Assessment 2: Short answer essay x2 (1,000 words each)||40%||3, 7|
|Theme 3: Nursing assessment||c) evaluate the needs of the person with chronic illness to develop strategies that are person-centred and holistic||Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words)||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Nursing support||d) discuss the chronic health issues experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities|
|Theme 5: Engaged patients||e) examine the role of the nurse and integrated support services in providing person-centred chronic care management|
|Theme 6: Experiencing chronic illness||f) analyse the health literacy and communication skills needed by individuals to increase capacity in self-management of chronic care conditions|
Chronic and Complex Care (120) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.