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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: TOTAL 166 hours - 36 hours lectures, 18 hours clinical laboratory sessions, 112 hours clinical practicum |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 12 hours self directed a week to this subject and a further 16 hours per week for seven weeks during clinical practicum.
514753 Nursing Science 1
514754 Nursing Assessment & Care
Level 2 First Aid Certificate
|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
|Subject Overview:||This subject builds on the knowledge and skills gained in Nursing Science 1 and Nursing Assessment and Care by introducing students to the dimensions of medical/surgical nursing of individuals across the life-span. In particular the subject focuses on diseases that have been identified as National Health Priority Areas. Students will have the opportunity to examine the principles and practices for facilitating the care of patients experiencing diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes and arthritis. Incorporated into this subject will also be the practice of pre and post-operative care, admission & discharge planning, self care management, community health & support services and models of collaborative care. Students will continue to refine and expand their knowledge and skills in patient assessment, clinical decision making, nursing skills & interventions, medication management and drug administration . |
In the clinical skills laboratory, through facilitated clinical practice, students will develop skills relating to specific medical/surgical 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 component of this subject is the integration of the principles of medical/surgical nursing, clinical decision making, and more complex nursing interventions. On completion of the subject it is expected that students, while providing therapeutic interventions, are able to incorporate the further collection of health assessment data and adjust care accordingly for 2-3 patients.
|Objectives:||At the completion of this subject students should be able to: |
Theoretical component - 60%
a) 2,000-word case study (week 7) - ( 25%)
b) 3-hour written examination (exam week) - ( 35%)
Clinical component (week 13) - 40%
c) Clinical Practicum equivalent to 3,000 words inclusive of: performance appraisal assessment
5 x 250-word clinical event analyses
5 x 250-word medication logs
d) 15-minute drug calculation test.
Students must pass the theoretical, clinical and hurdle components to achieve a pass in the subject
Brown, D., & Edwards, H. (2004). Lewis' medical-surgical nursing. Sydney: Mosby
Frisch, N., & Frisch, L. (2006). Psychiatric mental health nursing. (3rd ed.). USA: Delmar/Thomson Learning.
Education Innovations 2005 Nursing Calculations Version 6. (CD based learning resource).
Levitt-Jones, T. & Bourgeois, S. (2007). The clinical placement: an essential guide for nursing students. Churchill - Livingstone/Elsevier.: Sydney
Lim, A. & McKenzie, G. (Eds.) 2006. Australia New Zealand Nursing Drug Handbook (3rd ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.
Perrin, R. (2007). Pocket guide to APA style (2nd ed.). Houghton Mifflin College: Boston
Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Australian and New Zealand Edition (5th ed). (2005). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia
Tollefson J (2007). Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing student (3rd ed). Thompson: Australia
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Nursing Science |
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