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, 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
Level 2 First Aid Certificate
And a pass in the following prior to enrolment:
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2013
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|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.
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 introduces students to the concepts of acute and chronic illness in individuals across the life-span. The subject focuses on the National Health Priorities, giving students the opportunity to examine the principles and practices underpinning the sociocultural context of patient care. Knowledge is developed in relation to high risk groups, including patients experiencing cardiovascular disorders, asthma and diabetes. Content includes strategies for injury prevention and control, risk reduction and early detection of key health issues, peri-operative care, admission and discharge planning, self-care management, community health and support services and models of collaborative care. Students will continue to refine and expand their knowledge and competency in patient assessment, problem identification, clinical decision making, nursing intervention selection, medication administration and practice evaluation in the context of acute and chronic illness. Knowledge and skills related to fundamental nursing practices will be consolidated and extended. Concepts are patient focused, evidence based and designed to give students the skills to deliver safe, effective high quality care to individuals with acute and chronic health issues.
In the clinical skills laboratory students will develop skills relating to specific medical/surgical nursing interventions.
In the professional experience clinical practicum, under the guidance of clinical educators and clinical preceptors, students will gain experience in settings that enable them to meet the learning outcomes specific to this subject. The major focus for the professional experience placement 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 to 3 patients.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Theoretical Component 60%
1. 2,000 word Assignment - Week 8 (20%)
Clinical Component 40%
1. Clinical Practicum Performance Assessment - Week 12 (Pass/Fail) Attendance at all days of professional experience placement days is compulsory
2. Clinical Practice Analysis 1 x 2,000 words - Week 12 (20%)
3. 'Ticket to 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
Perrin, R. (2012). Pocket guide to APA style (4th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin College.
Bullock, S., Manias, E., & Galbraith, A. (2007). Fundamentals of pharmacology (5th ed.). Australia: Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
Brotto V, Rafferty K. Clinical dosage calculations: for Australia and New Zealand. (2012). Cengage Learning.
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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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