NSC3103 Clinical Sciences 3 Clinical Update

NSC3103 Clinical Sciences 3 Clinical Update



Last updated on October 30th, 2020 at 06:05 pm

NSC3103 Clinical Sciences 3

Clinical Update

Clinical updates are concise articles designed for educational purposes on clinical issues that relate to practice. You can find some examples of clinical updates in the folder ‘Examples of Clinical Updates’. Please note these are examples only and may not meet all the requirements of this assignment. There are also some examples of previous student papers that received a HD.

This assignment is an 1800 word clinical update on one of the topics below.

Topics (pick one):


•Alcoholic Liver Disease

Due date is Week 10, midnight Friday, 8th May 2020.

When you submit your clinical update to Turnitin, please use the link provided in Blackboard. Late submissions will be submitted through the Late Submission link provided in Blackboard. When you submit your file, please ensure your ‘Submission Title’ on the Submit Turnitin Assignment page only contains the topic title, eg. ‘Influenza’ or ‘Alcoholic Liver Disease’. Nothing else is required for the title…. Do not add “Clinical Update” or your name.

The format of your clinical update and any innovative ideas you use to present your topic should cover the following sections and also the points to consider below:


Provide epidemiological data to illustrate relevant the topic is (Australia andworldwide), definition/explanation about the nature of the condition/disease process, objectives and scope and structure of your paper. A good introduction will get the reader’s interest.

•Aetiology & pathogenesis:

  • Causes of the disease and risk factors
  • Explanation of anatomy/physiology where appropriate
  • Pathogenesis, i.e. how the disease progresses and complications
  • Implications for public health

•Clinical manifestations:

Explain the signs and symptoms.

•Diagnostic process:

Provide information on a comprehensive diagnostic work-up with rationales


  • Implications for pharmacological management (types, action, dosage, side effects)
  • Non-pharmacological treatment options
  • Health promotion
  • Provide rationales for your treatment options, based on the literature


This should include a summary of the most relevant points for the practice of a registered nurse. Do not introduce new material. This could be summarised as bullet points.