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: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in one of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics). 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|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:
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 Paediatric nursing to support safe practice in caring for paediatric patients. Students will explore the impact of hospitalisation on children, and understand assessment of the paediatric patient and common paediatric conditions responsible for presentation to hospital. In particular this subject will focus on nutritional requirements, fluid and electrolyte maintenance of the child, paediatric respiratory illness, neonatal care and principles of growth and development, which underpin accurate assessment of the newborn, infant and preschooler. Interventions initiated by nurses at a beginning level of practice will be described in terms of the research
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their beginning specialty nursing practice through:
Written assignment (1000 words) Due Week 5 - 20%
Written assignment (2000 words) Due Week 10 - 3%
4 Closed book tests (Weeks 4,7,8,12) - 50%
• Hockenberry, M., & Wilson, D. (2010). Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children. (9th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
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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/paed|
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics) |
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