Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Year Long, 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 (Paediatric 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|
|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 the practical aspects of paediatric intensive care nursing to support safe practice in caring for infants and children acutely or critically ill. Students will become familiar with the unique environments of individual critical care practice settings and learn essential knowledge and skills to prepare, manage and 'trouble-shoot' equipment and technology practice as well as the technical skills necessary to complete an admission assessment, understand admission findings, and identify patients at risk of life threatening complications. In the context of their practice as specialty nurses, students will become familiar with immediate interventions required to establish and maintain patient stability, including, but not limited to life support techniques. Students engage in field practice in specific critical care environments to address learning objectives focusing on the application of theoretical knowledge to skill development and the practice of caring for patients who are acutely and/or critically ill.
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their specialty nursing practice through:
Written assignment (2500 words) 50%
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/pic/|
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care) |
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