Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures, 18 hours clinical laboratory sessions, 120 hours clinical practicum – Total contact hours 174 hours |
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Completion of a Level 2 First Aid Certificate prior to clinical placement.
And a pass in the following prior to enrolment:
Study Period Commencement:
Study Period Commencement:
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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.
CoordinatorMr Thomas Mathew
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building
This subject introduces students to the concepts of acute and chronic illness in individuals across the life-span. The subject focuses on the National Health Priorities, giving students the opportunity to examine the principles and practices underpinning the sociocultural context of patient care. Knowledge is developed in relation to high risk groups, including patients experiencing cardiovascular disorders, asthma and diabetes. Content includes strategies for injury prevention and control, risk reduction and early detection of key health issues, peri-operative care, admission and discharge planning, self-care management, community health and support services and models of collaborative care. Students will continue to refine and expand their knowledge and competency in patient assessment, problem identification, clinical decision making, nursing intervention selection, medication administration and practice evaluation in the context of acute and chronic illness. Knowledge and skills related to fundamental nursing practices will be consolidated and extended. Concepts are patient focused, evidence based and designed to give students the skills to deliver safe, effective high quality care to individuals with acute and chronic health issues.
In the simulated learning laboratory students will develop skills relating to specific medical/surgical nursing interventions.
During the professional experience placement, under the guidance of clinical educators and clinical preceptors, students will gain experience in settings that enable them to meet the learning outcomes specific to this subject. The major focus for the professional experience placement component of this subject is the integration of the principles of medical/surgical nursing, clinical decision making, and more complex nursing interventions. On completion of the subject it is expected that students, while providing therapeutic interventions, are able to incorporate the further collection of health assessment data and adjust care accordingly for 2 to 3 patients.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Theoretical Component 60%
1. 2,000 word Assignment - (20%) (Week 6)
Professional Experience Component 40%
1. Professional Experience Preparatory Practice Performance Assessment (PEPPA)(10 minute psychomotor examination conducted in the simulated laboratory) (20%) (On completion of all simulated laboratory sessions)
2. Professional Experience Placement Appraisal (PEP) (Pass/Fail) (Final Week of Professional Experience Placement)
3. Professional Experience Practice Analysis - 2000 words (20%) (Week following completion of Professional Experience)
1. Attendance at all Simulated Learning Laboratory sessions (During the theory block of the semester)
2. PEPPA (Must pass component for attendacne at PEP) (On completion of all simulated learning laboratory experiences)
3. Attendance at all Professional Experience Placement (PEP) days is compulsory (On completion of prescribed Professional Experience Placement)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Nursing Science |
Master of Nursing Science
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