University of Technology Sydney

92437 Nursing Care of the Older Person

6cp; 1hpw (face-to-face or online lecture), 3hpw (laboratory or online laboratory preparation), 1hpw (online learning module), 80hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): (((48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10122 Bachelor of Nursing OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10123 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10351 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation)) 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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