Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
|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: 36 hours on-campus lectures and tutorials. |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote approximately 6-10 hours per week to this subject.
|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.|
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject extends knowledge to develop skills beyond those necessary for functioning as a beginning level practitioner in a range of paediatric care settings. Foundational scientific concepts will be applied to support nursing interventions at a proficient level of specialty practice specifically in the areas of neonatal care, paediatric fluid and electrolyte balance, paediatric respiratory function, paediatric nutrition and illnesses arising from congenital abnormalities. The experiences of paediatric patients and their families will be explored with a focus on understanding the impact of hospitalisation on the family unit. A problem-based learning approach will be utilized in order to link understanding of the pathophysiological and psychosocial nature of paediatric illness to clinical nursing practice in specific paediatric practice settings. For example, problem solving exercises relating to paediatric respiratory function and support will specifically prepare nurses working in paediatric critical care for assessing and managing acutely ill paediatric patients admitted during the winter months.
|Assessment:||Written assignment of 2000 words due week 8 (45%)Written assignment of 1500 words due end of semester (35%)10 minute individual presentation due end of semester (20%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||A list of prescribed texts will be suplied to students on enrolment in the subject.|
|Recommended Texts:||A list of recommended texts will be supplied to students on enrolment in the subject.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their proficiency in specialty nursing practice through:
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||Level: 4th Year|
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