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||Sue Mapletoft MACN
|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) identify the national and international initatives informing chronic care management in Australia||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||2, 9|
|Theme 2: Models of care||b) relate evidence-based guidelines to benchmark existing models of chronic care||Assessment 2: Short answer essay x2 (1,000 words each)||40%||3, 7|
|Theme 3: Nursing assessment||c) discuss the unique illness trajectory of clients with chronic care||Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words)||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Nursing support||d) evaluate the care of clients with chronic illness to develop strategies that are client-centered and sensitive to the needs of clients from diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD backgrounds|
|Theme 5: Engaged patients||e) examine the nurses role in the care of clients with chronic care needs|
|Theme 6: Experiencing chronic illness||f) reflect on your own values, attitudes and outlook in relation to chronic illness.|
Chronic and Complex Care (120) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.