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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Off campus (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 54 hours on-campus lectures and tutorials. Field practice component of a minimum of 300 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote approximately 13.5 hours per week to this subject, plus field practice.
|Prerequisites:||Pass in 514 888 Foundations in Cancer & Pall. Care prior to enrolment. NBV Registration (Unrestricted)Students must be employed at an affiliated clinical agency and provide documentation of clinical support arrangements necessary to undertake the professional practice portfolio prior to enrolment.|
|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:||This subject is designed to build on the knowledge and skills learnt in Foundations in Cancer & Pall. Care 1 to consolidate and extend the integration of theoretical and practical aspects of specialty nursing for the beginning specialty Cancer & Palliative Care nurse. |
It expands the student's knowledge with regard to the range of patient's encountered in cancer and palliative care practice settings, the complexity of disease processes, treatments (including pharmacology), symptoms and symptom management, and subsequent nursing assessments, interventions and supporting technical skills. Students also learn how to anticipate, identify and manage oncology and palliative care emergencies.
There is a continued emphasis on scientific principles and research evidence underpinning practice and further developing beginning skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to solve patient management problems in specialty practice.
Students engage in field practice to address learning objectives focusing on relating the underlying physiological and pathophysiological processes to assessment data; differentiating the intended and unintended outcomes of therapeutic interventions in specialty practice; applying theoretical knowledge to technical skill development and evaluating the practice of caring for patients in the Cancer and Palliative Care practice settings.
|Assessment:||Theoretical Component 60% 1. Written assignment of 2000 words due mid semester (25%)2. Closed book, 3 hour written examination at the end of semester (35%)Clinical Component 40%3. A professional practice portfolio which must include evidence of clinical competency achievement and is equivalent to 3,000 words due by the end of semester (40%) Students must achieve a pass in both the theoretical and clinical component in order to pass 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 beginning 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|
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