Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Online, on campus workshop and field practice.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two workshops, 6 hours on campus (3 hours each) will be conducted in the first weeks of the semester, 30 hours online tutorials |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 9 hours per week to this subject.
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 appropriate multidisciplinary involvement to demonstrate mentorship, supervision and the capacity to assess the competence of their advancing patient assessment skills within their workplace or related agencies.
|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.
CoordinatorMs Dianne Judith Crellin
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
This subject provides the foundation for the development of the health assessment knowledge and skill required for the student to practice in an advanced nursing role. The subject will explore diagnostic decision making, decision making and assessment aids and the factors which impact on health assessment. History taking, general examination skills, diagnostic testing and communication of assessment findings (written and verbal) will form the core content of the subject. Elective topics will be offered and the student will have the option to choose areas for additional study which are relevant to their own area of practice. These topics will include: cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, cognitive and developmental, abdominal, alimentary and nutritional, genitourinary, musculoskeletal integument and psychosocial assessment. The subject will employ a number of strategies to assist the students to develop these skills. On campus tutorials, reading and resource material will be provided to assist students to develop the necessary knowledge and skill for advanced examination and patient assessment. Online discussion will assist the student to develop their understanding of the topics and learn from a variety of colleagues (tutors and other students). Students will also use clinical mentors within their practice environment to support their learning, in particular the development of practical assessment skills and the capacity to interpret the findings in light of the complete health assessment.
The student will develop the following skills specific to health assessment to support advanced nursing practice in their area of specialty:
Additionally, the student will have developed knowledge and skills in this subject consistent with the National Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners defined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Students must participate in online discussions for all core topics and at least two non-core topics including between two and four online questions per topic (10%)
It is recommended that you purchase one of the following texts:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the University of Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject has a multi-media tutorial component delivered via the University's on-line Learning Management System (LMS). Students must have access to appropriate computer facilities and the Internet.|
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