8 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 3-hour laboratories per semester
1 x 80-hour clinical placement per semester
1 x 2-hour clinical orientation per semester
8 x 11-hour independent studies per semester
1 x 2-hour exam per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 4 of NURS1001, NURS1002, NURS1003, NURS1004
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of NURS1005, NURS1027 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Clinical Placement, Examination(s), Quizzes
Topic description

This topic will develop the knowledge and skills required to understand a range of body systems (renal/urinary, neuro, endocrine, reproductive, lymphatic), microbiology and undertake a related nursing assessment. This topic focuses on preparation for placement where nursing skills, attitudes and attributes support safe provision of patient-centred care at an introductory level. This topic includes 80 hours of professional placement.

Educational aims

This topic aims to examine how anatomy,?physiology?and microbiology?knowledge informs patient centred care?and to demonstrate introductory clinical skills?(including therapeutic and professional communication) ?and knowledge in preparation for clinical practice.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a beginning level understanding of the skills, knowledge and attitudes required in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards
  2. Assess normal human body structure and function across the lifespan (renal urinary, neuro, endocrine, reproductive, lymphatic)
  3. Discuss and develop nursing care using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology and guidelines, protocols and procedures
  4. Apply knowledge and fundamental nursing skills for person-centred care across the lifespan

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.