Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 40 hours: 4 workshops, 10 hours conducted on campus during the semester (2.5 hours each), 30 hours online tutorials |
Total Time Commitment:
72 - 120 hours
The student is required to have concurrent employment as a Registered Nurse and be engaged in or working towards an advanced practice nursing role in their area of specialisation.
The student must provide documentation of employer support and appropriate multidisciplinary involvement to demonstrate clinical, supervision, mentorship and assessment of clinical competenies in preparation for advanced practice nursing.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
This subject requires students to actively and safely contribute to clinical activities. Students who feel 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 9345 5331
F: +61 3 8344 4188
The aim of this subject is to develop advanced health assessment skills in nursing that are relevant to the student’s area of clinical practice.
The subject provides the foundation for the development of health assessment knowledge and skills that are required in order to practice in an advanced practice nursing role.
The subject will explore diagnostic decision making processes taking into consideration factors that impact on health and health assessment outcomes, such as: age, gender, culture, socioeconomic status and life style.
Students will use a client focused approach to health assessment and apply a structured framework to guide health assessment. History taking, general examination skills, diagnostic testing and communication of assessment findings to the health care team and patient (written and verbal) will form the core content of the subject.
Students will have the option of selecting areas that are relevant to their own area of practice. These topics will include: cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, cognitive and developmental, abdominal, alimentary and nutritional, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, integument and psychosocial assessment.
The subject will provide a number of strategies to assist the students in developing advanced health assessment skills. On campus tutorials and workshops, reading and resource material will be provided to assist students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for advanced health examination and patient assessment. Students will use clinical mentors in their practice environment to support their learning, in particular the development of specialty assessment skills.
The subject is designed to support students in meeting the ANMC Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners (2006).
This subject is a mandatory component of the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner pathway.
Following completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to:
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It is recommended that you purchase one of the following texts:
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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 University of 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.
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