Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours off-campus lectures (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) and/ or distance learning |
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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 courses. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorMs Catherine Pigott
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject applies nursing knowledge to develop skills consistent with implementing nursing care as a proficient level Cancer & Palliative Care specialty practitioner. The epidemiological, philosophical and psycho-social issues associated with disease processes and end of life care are explored from both the patient and nurses' perspective. Learners are particularly challenged to reflect on personal and professional values and the social, cultural and political context of their practice. An appreciation of the multi-cultural nature of society is developed and the meaning of death is explored from an historical and contemporary perspectives, including consideration of common death rituals and funeral customs from a variety of cultures. Spiritual care is placed within the concept of holistic care as well as considering strategies for optimal bereavement care within a multicultural society and in observance of legal and ethical factors. Learners are encouraged to develop knowledge and skills to work within an interdisciplinary health care team and to assist the person and their family to optimally respond to the impact of illness.
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their proficiency in specialty nursing practice through:
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A list of recommended texts will be supplied to students on enrolment in the subject.
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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 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.
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Cancer & Palliative Care) |
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