Advanced Nursing Practice in PrimaryCare

Subject 585-699 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Distance education
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2-day orientation session at commencement of course
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Students are required to have access to a computer with e-mail application and a web browser. Technical support is not available from the University of Melbourne in setting up such a system.
Subject Overview: This subject focuses on advanced nursing practice in primary care. This involves areas such as leadership in a multidisciplinary environment, initiating systems change, implementing evidence based practice and research to improve health outcomes, new models of comprehensive complex team care e.g. nurse-led clinics.

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Describe innovation, change management and leadership models relevant to multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrate advanced evaluation and research skills of complex care in general practice
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in implementing evidence based practice and guidelines for health outcomes
  • Demonstrate the reflective skills to mentor, educate and provide leadership in a multidisciplinary team
  • Critically appraise new models of nursing care within general practice
  • Career portfolio equivalent to 1,000-word (30%)
  • 1,000-word case study due mid-semester (30%)
  • Reflective journal throughout semester (pass/fail hurdle requirement)
  • 2,000-word written assignment due end of semester (40%)
  • Attendance at orientation session Pass/fail hurdle requirement

Students must achieve a cumulative mark of at least 50% and a pass in the hurdle requirement in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
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:

  • further developed written and verbal communication skills
  • enhanced leadership skills
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing

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