University of Technology Sydney

92437 Nursing Care of the Older Person

6cp; 1hpw (lecture, on campus or online), 3hpw (laboratory or online laboratory preparation), 1hpw (online learning module), 80hrs (clinical). To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Laboratory classes will now run in an intensive format and not as originally timetabled. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): (((42 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10122 Bachelor of Nursing OR 42 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10123 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of International Studies OR 42 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10351 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) AND 92433 Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 2) OR 92449 Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



In this subject students explore the foundational principles and practice of person-centred nursing care of the older person in a variety of health care contexts. Students explore the normal ageing process and the diseases and dysfunctions that can occur in older age. The provision of quality care to the older person with multiple physical, social and psychological co-morbidities is emphasised. Students gain skills in undertaking comprehensive health assessments of older persons and gain an understanding of interprofessional approaches to care. Students continue to develop nursing skills specifically in relation to wound care, continence and bowel management, enteral supports, and end-of-life care. Through the provision of interactive online modules, collaborative laboratory activities and lectures provided by industry experts, this subject encourages students to engage with this important area of health care.

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Autumn session, City campus

Spring session, City campus

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