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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:On-campus and Field Practice
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours on-campus lectures and 6 hours online tutorials. Field practice component of a minimum of 300 hours |
Total Time Commitment: In addition to the subject contact hours, students are expected to devote approximately 9 hours a week to this subject. Students can anticipate a time commitment of approximately 24 hours per week concurrent field practice.
|Prerequisites:|| Pass in 514 807 Foundations in Acute & Critical Care 1 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:||
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.
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 is designed to consolidate and extend the integration of theoretical and practical aspects of specialty nursing for the beginning acute and critical care nurse. It builds on the knowledge and skills learnt in Foundations in Acute & Critical Care 1 and expands the student's knowledge with regard to the range of patients, the complexity of disease processes, treatments (including pharmacology), symptom management, and subsequent nursing assessments, interventions and supporting technical skills relevant to individual critical care practice settings. |
There is a continued emphasis on scientific principles and research evidence underpinning specialty nursing practice and further developing beginning skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to solve patient management problems encountered in specific critical care environments.
Students engage in field practice in specific critical care environments to address learning objectives that focus on relating assessment data to the underlying physiological and pathophysiological processes; differentiating the intended and unintended outcomes of therapeutic interventions; applying theoretical knowledge to technical skill development and evaluating the practice of caring for patients across the lifespan who are acutely and/or critically ill.
|Objectives:||Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their beginning specialty nursing practice through: |
Theoretical Component 60% |
1. Written assignment of 2000 words due week 6 (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|
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|
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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