This unit of study is designed to explore, consolidate and apply clinical knowledge of acute and chronic conditions that affect older people within a variety of aged care settings and contexts. The unit further aims to support the nurses to develop their role and advance their clinical skills, both as an autonomous clinician and a member of the multidisciplinary team within the healthcare environment.
|Clinical Issues in the Care of the Older Person|
|Unit of study code||055|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing|
|Pre-requisite||054 – Assessment of the Older Person|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Prescribed texts||Meiner, S. E., & Yeager, J. J. (Eds.). (c2019). Gerontologic nursing (6th ed.). Mosby Elsevier. 9780323498111|
|Co-ordinated by||Diva Madan
|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: Quality of life||a) examine the concept of dignity of risk and the diverse needs of older people to ensure a comprehensive approach to healthcare||Assessment 1: Contributions to online discussions||10%||3, 7|
|Theme 2: Common clinical presentations – 1||b) analyse the nursing management strategies associated with both common and complex issues in the older person||Assessment 2: Policy critique||40%||6|
|Theme 3: Common clinical presentations – 2||c) evaluate the needs of the older person to provide holistic, person-centred nursing care based on current evidence||Assessment 3: Analysis of care||40%||9|
|Theme 4: Common clinical presentations – 3||d) explore the legal and ethical issues associated with multifactorial health needs of the older person in the aged care environment||Assessment 4: Fishbone diagram||10%||10|
|Theme 5: Common clinical presentations – 4||e) reflect on the nurse’s role in promoting cultural safety and diversity in aged care|
Clinical Issues in the Care of the Older Person (055) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.