Nursing studies 251

Module code NUR 251
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

Introduction to medical-surgical and trauma nursing science.
The medical and surgical approach to health care. Acute versus chronic illness. The influence of disease and hospitalisation on the adult health service consumer. Aspects of professional practice. Relevant assessment skills. Aspects of trauma nursing. Applied human nutrition. Intrinsic and extrinsic causes of disease. Cellular stressors, adaptive processes, abnormal cellular growth, cell damage, repair and cell death. Neoplasia and tumor pathology. General disturbances of homeostasis. Introduction to genetics and inheritance of disease. Aspects of medical emergency nursing.
NB: Only selected BCur students may register for this module.

Module credits 11.00
Prerequisites FSG 161,FSG 162,NPE 161,NPE 162,NUR 151,NUR 152,NUR 153,NUR 154,DNP 151,DNP 152,CIL 111 and 121 or AIM 101 or AIM 111 and 121 EOT 110 and 120 or ELH 121 and 122
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Nursing Science
Period of presentation Quarter 1

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