Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A total of 54 hours combined on-campus and online learning. 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:
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 13 MELB
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject is designed to enable beginning speciality practitioners to integrate theory and practice in the context of paediatric nursing.
Building on content from Foundations 1, students will further develop skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable accurate assessment and safe nursing care of the paediatric patient. Specifically, this subject will focus on assessment and management of children experiencing neurological compromise, children requiring surgery, and children with cardiac anomalies, among other commonly encountered paediatric conditions. Growth and development principles will build on first semeter with the focus on middle childhood and adolescence.
Students in beginning speciality practice will be supported to develop a broad range of paediatric nursing skills, underpinned by a contemporary evidence base. Students engage in field practice to address learning objectives. These learning objectives focus on accurate assessment of the paediatric patient and relating the underlying physiological and pathophysiological processess 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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