Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours on-campus lectures |
Total Time Commitment:
In addition to the subject contact hours, students are expected to devote approximately 6 hours a week to this subject.
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the 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 focuses on the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for paediatric patients experiencing complex and/or multiple alterations to normal function. A case study approach is taken to facilitate exploration of diverse aspects of specialty practice in paediatrics. Essential concepts relating to topics such as trauma, multisystem disorders and organ transplantation are addressed. Students engage in problem solving activities applying concepts to specialty specific assessment and management of paediatric patients. Students are challenged to consider the psychosocial, ethical and legal implications of nursing practice in paediatric settings. In preparation for the role as specialty practitioners, students are encouraged to develop skills in teaching and health promotion for children and their families.
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their proficiency in specialty nursing practice through:
1. 3 x 500 word Problem Based Learning activities. Due throughout semester with a cumulative semester grading. 35%
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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|
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Paediatrics Theory) |
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Critical Care)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
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