Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: TOTAL 166 hours - 36 hours lectures/tutorials/seminars, 18 hours clinical laboratory sessions, 112 hours clinical practicum |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 12 hours a week to this subject and a further 16 hours per week for seven weeks during clinical practicum.
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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.
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
In this subject students will develop knowledge and clinical skills to enable them to perform comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan using a culturally sensitive nursing framework. Students will gain an understanding of nurses’ roles and responsibilities in a variety of settings in which nursing takes place including; general practice, aged care, community and acute care settings. Students will be introduced to the recovery oriented model of nursing, develop skills in physical assessment techniques, data collection, problem identification, prioritisation, framing and solving and the documentation of data collected during health assessment. The focus in this subject is on assessment findings to enable students to identify variations to these. Throughout the subject there will be a focus on examining the health care system from the perspective of factors that can affect patient outcomes and the importance of identifying, critically appraising and integrating evidence into clinical practice. Using safety and quality as a framework students will examine trends in critical incidents that result in adverse outcomes for patients. They will also be introduced to emerging strategies in health care that seek to improve safety and quality and consider the role of the nurse in leading these efforts at a clinical and organisational level. Students will be exposed to a range of nursing skills, strategies for symptom management, selected diagnostic investigations and treatment interventions. Students commence the development of knowledge and skills related to therapeutic medication administration, the principles of the ‘quality use of medicines’ and drug administration for selected medications.
In the clinical skills laboratory, through facilitated clinical practice, students will develop skills relating to a comprehensive systems based patient physical and health assessment, infection prevention, basic nursing interventions and enteral medication administration.
In the clinical practicum, under the guidance of clinical educators and clinical preceptors, students will gain experience in settings that enable them to meet the learning objectives of this subject.
The major focus for the professional experience clinical practicum component of this subject is the integration of the principles of health assessment, safe and effective clinical decision-making and basic 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 1 to 2 patients.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Theoretical Component - 60%
Clinical Component - 40%
a) Clinical Practicum Performance Assessment (Pass/Fail)
b) Clinical Practice Analysis 1 x 2,000 (20%)
c) 'Ticket Clinical' 10 minute Oral Assessment conducted in the Simulated Learning Laboratory (20%)
Students must pass the theoretical, clinical & hurdle components to achieve a pass in the subject.
Brown, D., & Edwards, H. (2012). Lewis’ medical-surgical nursing (3rd ed.). Sydney: Elsevier Mosby
Bullock, S., Manias, E., & Galbraith, A. (2010). Fundamentals of pharmacology (6th ed.). Australia: Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
Tollefson, J. (2010). Clinical Psychomotor Skills (4th ed.). Australia: Cengage Learning.
Weber, J., & Kelly, J. (2011). Health Assessment in Nursing (First Australian and New Zealand Edition). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ackley, B, J., & Ladwig, G. B. (2008). Nursing Diagnosis, An evidence based guide to planning care (8th ed.). St Louis: Mosby
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Nursing Science |
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