Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
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To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in one of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses. Please contact the School of Melbourne Custom Programs for more information.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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CoordinatorDr Sharon Kinney
The School of Melbourne Custom Programs
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9810 3388
This subject is designed to promote an understanding of the theoretical aspects of Neonatal nursing to support safe practice in caring for neonatal patients. Students will explore the impact of hospitalisation on neonates and their families, and understand assessment of the neonatal patient and common neonatal conditions responsible for preterm delivery and care of the sick neonate in hospital. In particular this subject will focus on nutritional requirements, fluid and electrolyte maintenance of the neonate, neonatal respiratory illness, neonatal care and principles of growth and development, which underpin accurate assessment of the newborn and infant Interventions initiated by nurses at a beginning level of practice will be described in terms of the research evidence underpinning practice as well as the technical and scientific knowledge that is a pre-requisite for skill development.
1. Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their beginning specialty nursing practice through:
Written assignment (1000 words) Week 5 - 20%
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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 graduate coursework student:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/neonat|
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care) |
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