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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: TOTAL 166 hours - 36 hours lectures/tutorials/seminars, 18 hours clinical laboratory sessions, 112 hours clinical practicum |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 12 hours a week to this subject and a further 16 hours per week for seven weeks during clinical practicum.
|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.
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
In this subject students will be introduced to health assessment across the lifespan using a comprehensive culturally sensitive nursing framework. Students will develop skills in data collection and documentation that focuses on the principles of effective communication, interviewing and physical assessment techniques. Students will be introduced to the theoretical basis of clinical decision making, problem framing and solving using data collected during health assessment. Focus will be on normal assessment findings to enable students to identify variations to these. Students will also be introduced to basic nursing skills and interventions and the principles of the ‘quality use of medicines’ and drug administration for selected medications.
In the clinical skills laboratory, through facilitated clinical practice, students will develop skills relating to a comprehensive patient physical and health assessment, infection control, basic nursing interventions and drug administration.
In the clinical practicum, under the guidance of clinical educators and clinical buddies, students will gain experience in settings that enable them to meet the learning objectives of this subject.
The major focus for the clinical practicum component of this subject is the integration of the principles of health assessment (incorporating interviewing and physical assessment), clinical decision making and basic nursing interventions. On completion of the subject it is expected that students, while providing therapeutic interventions, is able to incorporate the further collection of health assessment data and adjust care accordingly for 1- 2 patients.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Theoretical component - 50%
a) 2,000-word case study (week 7) - (20%)
b) Three-hour written examination (exam week) - ( 30%)
Clinical component (week 13) - 50%
c) Clinical Practicum equivalent to 3,000 words inclusive of: - (40%)
Performance appraisal assessment
5 x 250-word clinical event analyses
5 x 250-word medication logs
d) 20-minute oral practical examination - (10%)
e) 15-minute drug calculation test (week 2) - (must pass)
Students must pass the theoretical and clinical components to achieve a pass in the subject.
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Education Innovations 2005 Nursing Calculations Version 6.0.0 (CD based learning resource).
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Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Australian and New Zealand Edition 2005 (5th Ed) . Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia
Levitt-Jones, T. & Bourgeois, S. 2007. The clinical placement: an essential guide for nursing students. Churchill - Livingstone/Elsevier.: Sydney
Lim, A. & McKenzie, G. 2006. Australia New Zealand nursing drug handbook (3rd Ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.
Weber, J.R. 2007. Nurses' handbook of health assessment. (6th Ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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