NURS403 – Nga Ahuatanga o te Tinana / Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body

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Module code
NURS403
Module title
Nga Ahuatanga o te Tinana / Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body
Prescription
To enable students to understand and apply the basic structure and function of major body systems to enrolled nursing practice.
Programmes
  • HS1702
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
70
Self directed hours
80
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify and locate major body organs and body systems.
Describe the basic structure and normal function of the major body systems.
Identify health assessments, routine tests / examinations and normal parameters relevant to each body system.
Define common terminology related to body systems.
Content
-Body systems include integumentary, musculo-skeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive (including nutrition), urinary, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic
-Structure and function of organs of major body systems.
-Assessments including vital signs, blood and urine tests and their normal parameters.
-Scientific terminology and quantitative measurements
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures, tutorials, simulation, group discussions, guest speakers, independent learning, e-learning.
Assessment Criteria
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 60% in order to pass this module.