Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops. A minimum of 80 hours professional placement experience. |
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In addition students are expected to devote an additional 6 hours per week to study in this subject.
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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.
Ms Amanda Connors
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
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.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
In addition, students should be able to demonstrate that they have met their own individualised learning objectives.
Attendance at all professional placement experience days is compulsory
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Students are directed to seek information specific to the location of their specialty placement
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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:
Master of Nursing Science |
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