Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Total Time Commitment: Not available
Students are required to have concurrent employment as a Registered Nurse and be engaged in or working towards an advanced practice role in their area of specialisation.
The student is required to provide documentation of employer support and appropriate multidisciplinary involvement to demonstrate clinical supervision, mentorship and assessment of clinical competencies in their workplace in preparation for advanced nursing practice.
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Not offered in 2013
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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 programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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Aim: The aim of this subject is to extend the students’ assessment skills to include assessment strategies that are associated with nurse practitioner practice in their specialty area of clinical practice.
This subject will build on the knowledge and skill developed in Health Assessment for Advanced Practice 1. The subject will concentrate on the use of diagnostic investigations to aid patient / client assessment and diagnosis. The focus of the subject will be on the interpretation of diagnostic results in complex and uncertain situations. Students will have the option of selecting relevant assessment and diagnostic approaches and/or tools for their own area of specialisation. These topics include: cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, cognitive and developmental, abdominal, alimentary and nutritional, genitourinary, musculoskeletal integument and psychosocial assessment. In addition, Students will also address the importance of consultation with other clinicians within multidisciplinary teams.
The subject will provide a number of strategies to assist the students to develop 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 development of practical assessment skills, use of diagnostic tests and interpret findings in relation to undertaking a physical health assessment.
The subject is designed to support students to meet the ANMC Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners (2006).
This subject is a mandatory component of the Nurse Practitioner pathway of the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice and is not available to other students.
Following completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of theUniversityofMelbournegraduate and postgraduate coursework student:
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