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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: Contact hours are determined by the goals set in the collaborative competency based learning contract. Students are expected to devote approximately 6-10 hours per week to this subject. |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote 6-10 hours per week
|Prerequisites:||The student is required to have concurrent employment as a Registered Nurse and be engaged in or working towards an advanced practice role. The student must also provide documentation of employer support and multidisciplinary mentorship arrangements necessary to undertake the extensions to practice in the clinical component of the subject within their workplace or related agencies. Students complete a competency based learning contract that is tailored to achievement within one semester. Students may or may not need to take the partner subject 514725 Advanced Nursing Practice in Context 2 to achieve the full skill set required to meet specific role extension profiles.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorProfessor Linda Johnston
|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses on knowledge and skill development for specific advanced practice roles in specific health service delivery settings. Students enter this subject with an extensive practice history supported by specialty theoretical knowledge in a specific area of nursing. With collegial support from a multidisciplinary team this subject takes place largely in the workplace environment using a collaborative competency based learning contract to assist students to extend their scope of practice across stable, unpredictable and complex situations. The Australian and New Zealand core competency standards for Nurse Practitioners and competency standards for advanced practitioners issued by specialty professional groups are used to guide the formulation and completion of the collaborative competency based learning contract. The learning contract includes both a theoretical and practical component formulated around skill sets relating to therapeutic interventions that meet both health service delivery requirements and identified core competency standards. Students demonstrate achievement of knowledge and skills described in the contract through compilation of a practice portfolio that includes (but is not limited to) clinical practice guidelines, formulary and referral guidelines, and outcomes of competency assessments and viva challenges.|
|Assessment:||Completion of learning contract 30% (formulated in the first four weeks of the semester and undertaken over the duration of the semester) Graded completion of professional practice portfolio 70% (commencing at the beginning of semester and due at the end of semester)|
|Recommended Texts:||References and recommended readings are supplied according to the requirements identified in the collaborative competency based learning contract.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student: |
The student should particularly be able to apply these generic skills to support their advanced nursing practice by demonstrating:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
Special computer requirements: |
Multi-media resources may be delivered on-campus or as distance learning packages. Students must have access to appropriate computer facilities and the Internet.
The minimum computer hardware and software specifications for the subject are consistent with the University's guidelines on the expected standard of computer equipment (http://www.unimelb.edu.au/student/CompStd.htm):
No special computer skills are required. Students are required to have skills consistent with the University's Statement of "Basic Expectations of Student Computer Skills" : http://www.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/stuskills.html which includes basic knowledge of computer operating systems, word-processing skills, email use, and the internet. Specifically students need to be able to write, edit and save an essay on the computer and be competent in the use of standard WWW browsers and should be able to use information searching techniques.
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