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Introduction to Advanced Concepts in Nursing II

Course Specifications

Code : NU 323
Credit hours : 3.5 (Theory 2.5; Clinicals 1)
Placement : Semester II
Day & Time : Monday & Tuesday
Faculty : Khairunnisa Dhamani
(course coordinator)
 : Khairulnissa Ajani
 : Nasreen Sulaiman
Clinical Faculty : Eunice Siaity
 : Stewart Mbelwa
E-mail adresses :
Pre-requisite : Health assessment
Co-requisite : Pathophysiology
Course Description
This course presents excellent opportunities for you to apply your knowledge of medical and surgical nursing concepts in caring for the patients with various diseases. Our main focus will be on the application of critical analysis in various clinical situations. We will implement holistic care to clients through utilizing the nursing process. You are expected to take advantage of the provided clinical experience to integrate theory into practice. Along the way, you’ll experience the power of collaborative, constructivist learning.
It is hoped that the work you undertake in this course will be interesting, challenging and useful to you in your workplace.
Course Learning Outcomes
This course will prepare students to be:
1. Competent in the delivery of patient care
2. Proficient health educators for clients and families
3. Competent in utilizing the nursing process by using clinical concept map (CCM)
4. Competent in both written and verbal communication
5. Competent in utilizing research findings in the nursing care of adult clients.
Course objectives
1. The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On successful completion of this course students will be able to: Utilize the nursing process on clients undergoing various diagnostic & treatment modalities in clinical setting
2. Develop clinical concept maps (CCM) comprising of elements of nursing process, for adult clients/patients presenting with various health conditions and diseases
3. Integrate biosocial-cultural concepts in clients and their families care
4. Give health education to clients and their families in order to prevent disease, promote and maintain health
5. Utilize recent research findings pertaining to clients and their families care
6. Consider ethical and legal implications of clinical decisions and nursing actions
7. Maintain effective communication skills in working with clients, their families and other health care professionals.
8. Document patient care accurately

Clinical objectives
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Apply nursing process by developing CCM in provision of care to clients and their families
2. Integrate theoretical knowledge in clinical care settings
3. Provide health education to client/ family at their level of understanding to promote health, prevent disease and manage care at home
4. Maintain effective communication skills with clients, their families and other health care providers
5. Adhere to legal and ethical principles when caring for clients/patients and their families.
The teaching and learning principles that underpin the design of this course include:
• You will receive all the support that you need as much as possible. To this end, the design of this course incorporates development of a supportive and productive working environment.
• Focus on situated learning. The activities and assessment support the concept of situated learning which pre-supposes that if knowledge is learned in a meaningful and relevant context, it will be used in that, or in similar contexts.
• Authentic activity and assessment requires participants to develop a proposal/e-portfolio to be used in, or applied to their own work situation. Your course facilitator will provide feedback that is meaningful and timely on the activities and assessment items.
• Interactive learning means regularly interacting with content, with peers and with your course facilitators. ( Don’t be noticed by your absence)
• Use of reflective practice. Participants are required to reflect on their current practice and relate it to the learning acquired through this course.
Teaching/learning strategies:
Blended learning approach. Through BL approach, you will participate in:
• Reflective Practice
• Learner Centered Learning
• Collaborative & constructivist learning.

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