This unit investigates pathophysiology, clinical presentation diagnosis and clinical decision-making for individuals with conditions associated with critical instability: psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, substance addiction and withdrawal, head injuries, seizures and psychopharmacology.
Lecture 2.0 Hours, 4.0 Times Semester
Individual Study 2.0 Hours, 8.0 Times Semester
Tutorial 2.0 Hours, 8.0 Times Semester
- 1 Discuss changes to pathophysiology that contribute to critical instability in the person
- 2 Describe therapeutic management strategies employed by the health care team for the critically unstable person
- 3 Analyse the role of the nurse in the management of the critically unstable person
- 4 Analyse the relationships between aetiology, pathophysiology, manifestations and therapeutic management of conditions that are associated with critically unstable person and implications for nursing practice