Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 lectures/tutorials/seminars, 6 clinical laboratory sessions, 80 clinical practicum, TOTAL: 104 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Approximately 140 hours
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 9035 7593
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject provides the opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge in the specialty practice area of acute care nursing. Students will learn about scientific principles and research evidence relating to conducting an admission assessment, understanding admission findings, and identifying patients at risk of or experiencing life threatening complications. The underpinning biological basis and evidence-based principles behind treatment and symptom management (including pharmacology) of diseases/illnesses commonly treated in each practice setting will be described. Interventions initiated by nurses at a beginning level of specialty practice will be described in terms of the research evidence underpinning practice.
Objectives to be achieved will be driven by the clinical context, but may include the following:
Attendance at all professional placement experience days is compulsory - Hurdle
Specific readings and web-based resources selected by the subject coordinator will be made available to students through the Leaning Management System (LMS).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of these subjects, students should be able to demonstrate:
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