Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: TOTAL 166 hours - 36 hours lectures, 18 hours clinical laboratory sessions, 112 hours clinical practicum |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 12 hours self directed a week to this subject and a further 16 hours per week for seven weeks during clinical practicum.
Level 2 First Aid Certificate
And a pass in the following prior to enrolment:
Study Period Commencement:
|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 think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Nursing Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorMr Thomas Mathew
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9415
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject builds on the knowledge and skills gained in Nursing Science 1 and Nursing Assessment and Care by introducing students to the dimensions of medical/surgical nursing of individuals across the life-span. In particular the subject focuses on diseases that have been identified as National Health Priority Areas. Students will have the opportunity to examine the principles and practices for facilitating the care of patients experiencing diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes. Incorporated into this subject will be strategies to support the ongoing development and refinement of clinical assessment, problem identification, nursing intervention selection and practice evaluation in the context of acute and chronic illness. Students will continue to expand their knowledge and skills in clinical decision making, pre, peri and postoperative patient care, medication management and the prevention of injury in high risk patient cohorts.
In the clinical skills laboratory, through facilitated clinical practice, students will develop skills relating to specific interventions implemented in patients with acute and chronic illness and drug administration.
In the clinical practicum, under the guidance of clinical educators and clinical mentors, students will gain experience in settings that enable them to meet the learning objectives of this subject.
The major focus for the clinical component of this subject is the integration of the principles of medical/surgical nursing, clinical decision making, and more complex nursing interventions. On completion of the subject it is expected that students, while providing therapeutic interventions, are able to incorporate the further collection of health assessment data and adjust care accordingly for 2-3 patients.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Identify ethical and legal principles including advocacy, autonomy, confidentiality and informed consent as they apply to the nurse-patient interaction,
Theoretical Component 50%
1. 1,000 word Assignment (10%)
Clinical Component 50%
a) Clinical Practicum Performance Assessment 20%
Students must pass the theoretical, clinical & hurdle components to achieve a pass in the subject
Brown, D., & Edwards, H. (2008). Lewis’ medical-surgical nursing (2nd ed.) Sydney: Elsevier Mosby.
Stedman’s medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Australian and New Zealand Edition (5th ed.). (2005)
Perrin, R. (2009). Pocket guide to APA style (3rd ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin College.
Education Innovations. (2005). Nursing Calculations (Version 6.0.0). ( General Relativity Pty Ltd, CD-ROM 2005 release).
Bullock, S., Manias, E., & Galbraith, A. (2007). Fundamentals of pharmacology (5th ed.). Australia: Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
Crisp, J. & Taylor, C. (2009). Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.). Chatswod, NSW: Elsevier Australia.
Tiziani, A. (Ed.) (2010) Havard's nursing guide to drugs (8th ed). Sydney: Mosby Elsevier
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate: |
• the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
• critical thinking and analytical skills;
• an openness to new ideas;
• consideration of cultural variations;
• planning and time management skills;
• the ability to work effectively in a team;
• the ability to communicate knowledge through classroom and web-based discussions and written material.
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Nursing Science |
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