Advanced Nursing Practice in PrimaryCare

Subject NURS90043 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Distance education

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is conducted via distance education.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
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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.


Assoc Prof Kelsey Hegarty


Bernie Cooper,
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 words due early semester (30%)
  • 1,000 word case study due mid-semester (30%)
  • Reflective journal throughout semester due end of semester (pass/fail hurdle requirement)
  • 2,000 word written assignment due end of semester (40%)

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

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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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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 Diploma in Primary Care Nursing

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