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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours lectures and tutorials, 18 hours clinical skills laboratory, 256 hours clinical practicum |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote approximately 12 hours in self directed study per week to this subject. A further 24 hours/week is required for scheduled clinical placement.
|Prerequisites:||514225 Biomedical Science and Nursing 2 and 514226 Clinical Nursing 2.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||This subject requires students to actively and safely contribute to clinical activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Nursing Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
|Subject Overview:|| |
In this subject students will further develop an understanding of episodic acute care of complex patients and utilise a coordinated and integrated approach to health care delivery. It focuses on concepts such as pre-admission services and processes, admission and readmission including emergency admissions, discharge planning, care management, transition issues, and issues affecting patients/families/carers. Students will examine the dimensions of the nursing role in the delivery of health services for individuals requiring acute care. They will address the assessment, procedural, therapeutic and educational role of the nurse in the interdisciplinary team.
In the clinical skills laboratory students will practise procedural skills in the nursing care of acutely ill patients including complex wound dressings, central venous catheter management, venipuncture, management of the artificial airway, underwater seal drainage and stomal care. Students will develop skills in advanced life support and cardiac monitoring.
In the clinical practicum under the guidance of clinical educators and mentors, students will gain experience in settings that enable them to meet the learning objectives of this subject.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
|Assessment:||One 2-hour written examination - 30%One 1500-word assignment - 20%One 10-minute class presentation - 10%Clinical practicum appraisals - 40%Pass (100%) in drug calculation test - hurdle requirementSubmission of psychiatric nursing appraisal tool - hurdle requirementSubmission of a clinical practice portfolio - hurdle requirementStudents must achieve an aggregate score of at least 50% in the subject and must pass all assessments except the 10-minute presentation to achieve a pass in the subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Brown, D., & Edwards, H. (2004). Lewis' medical-surgical nursing. Sydney: Mosby Frisch, N., & Frisch, L. (2006). Psychiatric mental health nursing. (3rd ed.). USA: Delmar/Thomson Learning. Levitt-Jones, T. & Bourgeois, S. (2007). The clinical placement: an essential guide for nursing students. Churchill - Livingstone/Elsevier.: Sydney Perrin, R. (2007). Pocket guide to APA style (2nd ed.). Houghton Mifflin College: Boston Tollefson J (2007). Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing student (3rd ed). Thompson: Australia Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Australian and New Zealand Edition (5th ed). (2005). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of this subject students will be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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