Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009: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: 48 hours off-campus lectures (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) 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 514 888 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.
CoordinatorMiss Nicole King
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 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.
|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 (25%) - Due mid semester
2. Closed book, 3 hour written examination (35%) - at the end of semester
Clinical Component 40%
3. A professional practice portfolio which must include evidence of clinical competency achievement and is equivalent to 3,000 words (40%) - Due by the end of semester
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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