NRS420 Perspectives of Managing Chronic and Complex Conditions (8)

This subject is intended for registered nurses who are currently employed in a clinical, service development or clinical management role as it will examine the complexity and impact of chronic and complex conditions on national and international health care systems. It will define and investigate the current prevalence, significance, risk factors and determinants of the major current chronic conditions and their prevention and management. The relationship between primary health care and chronic conditions will be examined. Contemporary models of chronic condition management and the evidence for the effectiveness of various models of care for chronic physical, medical and intellectual conditions will be critically analysed.

Availability

Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: NRS420. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

 Master of Nursing (with specialisations)

Master of Clinical Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge and experience as a registered nurse.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define and discuss the concept of chronicity and complexity in health;
  • be able to explore chronic health and illness from a local, national and international perspective;
  • be able to examine risk factors, key determinants and the global impact of major chronic and complex conditions;
  • be able to critically explore national and international health policy, frameworks, initiatives and delivery systems for the management of chronic and complex conditions;
  • be able to examine the link between primary health care and chronic conditions;
  • be able to critically analyse contemporary models of chronic health care provision; and
  • be able to develop ability to change, reorganise and enact policy related to managing chronic and complex conditions in health care.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Complexity and Impact of Chronic and Complex Conditions. This module will define chronic and complex conditions and will investigate the current prevalence, significance, risk factors, determinants and key issues affecting many of the major current chronic conditions and their prevention and management both internationally and within the Australian context. It will also explore national and international health policy, frameworks, initiatives and delivery systems for the management of chronic and complex conditions.
  • Module 2: Primary Health Care and Chronic Conditions. This module will explore the link between chronic conditions and primary health care (prevention, early detection, continuing care). It will also critically examine the patient/client/s journey with chronic conditions (such as reducing risk, finding ill-health/disease early, managing acute conditions, long-term care and care in the advanced stages of disease)
  • Module 3: Models of Chronic Condition Management. This module will critically analyse contemporary models of chronic health care provision, self-care, integration and continuity of care. It will also examine cross-disciplinary and inter-sectoral teamwork in the provision of care and support for people with chronic conditions.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of NRS420 in Session 3 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Literature review
50
2
Scholarly paper: applying research to practice
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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