Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
CoordinatorDr Pat Nicholson
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 9035 3438
F: +61 3 8344 4188
The course provides the opportunity for nurses to extend their understanding of the relationship between the theory and practice of nursing in a specific area of specialty nursing. Students develop a depth and complexity of knowledge that enhances their specialty nursing practice in a variety of contexts and nursing roles. There is an emphasis on academic preparation for leadership in specialty nursing, specialty nursing education and patient education. This course does not include clinical components.
The course leads to a generic Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (PDN) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (PDN) with a specialisation. The award of a specialisation is dependent on the program of study undertaken.
As a graduate of the PDN you will have:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The PDN is comprised of 100 credit points of coursework subjects. You will complete a mandated evidence-based subject and a range of theory coursework subjects contributing to either a generic or specialisation award.
Students enrolling in a specialisation may take up to 37.5 points of approved subjects offered outside the Department of Nursing. Students enrolling in the generic program may take up to 25 points of approved subjects offered outside the Department of Nursing.
Admission requirements for all specialty and advanced practice courses:
|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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. 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.|
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
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