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.
On campus and field practice
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours on-campus lectures 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.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registration (Unrestricted)
A pass in the following subject prior to enrolment:
Study Period Commencement:
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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.
CoordinatorMs Rebecca Thornton
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 13 MELB
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject is designed to consolidate and extend the integration of theoretical and practical aspects of specialty nursing for the beginning specialty paediatric nurse. It builds on the knowledge and skills learnt in Foundations in Paediatrics 1 and expands the student's knowledge of the range of patients encountered in paediatric practice settings.
Students will build on assessment skills and theoretical knowledge to include assessment and management of the paediatric surgical patient and the assessment and management of specific physical and psychological illness states. Growth and development principles will build on first semester with the focus on middle childhood and adolescence.
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.
The practical component is in the form of a learning contract whereby students address learning objectives. Learning objectives focus on undertaking accurate assessment of the paediatric patient and relating the underlying physiological and pathophysiological processes to assessment data; applying theoretical knowledge to technical skill development; developing evidence-based evaluations of the practice of caring for patients in the paediatric setting and developing skills in sharing knowledge with peers.
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their beginning specialty nursing practice through:
Theoretical Component 60%
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.
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A list of recommended texts will be supplied to students on enrolment in the subject.
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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.
Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics) |
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
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