This unit of study is designed for nurses who work with people with intellectual and development disability across their lifespan in a variety of settings from the home to hospital. The content covers the integral role of the nurse in building therapeutic relationships with the person and their support network. Students learn about the aetiology and epidemiology of various intellectual and development disabilities and how to support people living with them from diagnosis and as they transition to adulthood and older age.
|Principles of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Nursing|
|Unit of study code||333|
|Availability||GC Aged care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Linlin Ho 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: The role of the nurse in supporting people with intellectual and/or development disability||a) critically appraise the role of the nurse in the provision of ethical, supportive care for people living with intellectual and/or developmental disability||Assessment 1: Standards of practice review||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Intellectual and developmental disabilities aetiology, epidemiology, and complications||b) evaluate the aetiology and epidemiology of intellectual and/or developmental disability and the complications people may experience||Assessment 2: Concept map and essay||40%||5|
|Theme 3: Managing therapeutic relationships||c) critically reflect on maintaining therapeutic relationships with people with intellectual and/or developmental disability and their support networks in your workplace||Assessment 3: Education resource development and peer review||30%||8, 10|
|d) analyse culturally inclusive models of care informed by contemporary evidence and current clinical guidelines||Assessment 4: Reflective journal||25%||10|
Principles of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Nursing (333) is a Tier 1 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.