Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 12 months part time.|
Assoc Prof Marie Gerdtz
The School of Melbourne Custom Programs
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9810 3388
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics) is a 50 credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program of one year's duration. Students typically take four 12.5 credit point subjects across a year. Admission is based on a Bachelor of Nursing degree (or equivalent training), at least one year of clinical experience in an acute care setting within the five years prior to applying for the course, and current employment and clinical support in a Paediatrics work environment.
The course delivers theoretical content through a combination of on-line study and face to face course delivery at the partner hospital for the clinical speciality. The students’ employing hospital provides clinical practice in a hospital setting.
Students complete 50 credit points of study part-time, over a year, commencing in January with an on-line subject, completing a face to face subject at the partner hospital each semester and a supervised clinical practice subject at their employing hospital across the whole study period.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics) provides students with a sound understanding of the scientific knowledge and research based evidence that underpins skill development specific to paediatric nursing. Students develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to understand the practice of providing care to paediatric patients. On completion students have the clinical competencies to practice paediatric nursing at a beginning competency level as benchmarked against Australian specialty practice competencies.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:|| |
The course is a 50 credit point program which follows the structure below with mandated subject options.
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Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Winter Term
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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
Students may progress to the Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice, receiving advanced standing for 50 credit points completed in the certificate level course.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become: Academically excellent: have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s) reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies Knowledgeable across disciplines: examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects have the capacity
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/paed/|
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