|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Semester 2 - Off Campus
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is designed to consolidate and extend the understanding of theoretical aspects of paediatric nursing. It builds on the knowledge and skills learnt in Paediatric Nursing 1 and expands the students’ knowledge with regard to the range of patients encountered in paediatric practice settings.
Students will build on assessment skills and theoretical knowledge to include assessment and management of the paediatric surgical patient and the assessment and management of specific physical and psychological illness states. Growth and development principles will build on first semester with the focus on middle childhood and adolescence. There is a continued emphasis on scientific principles and research evidence underpinning practice and further developing of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to solve patient management problems in specialty practice.
Intended learning outcomes
Students should be expected to be able to demonstrate their beginning specialty nursing practice through:
- the ability to understand the theoretical content covered within the subject to develop newknowledge that supports safe practice in the paediatric setting;
- the ability to understand and evaluate specialised interventions as described in the subject content to provide a foundation for participating in the delivery of care in the paediatric setting;
- the capacity to use skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to apply knowledge learnt in the subject to paediatric nursing;
- an understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;
- the ability to apply scientific knowledge to understand skills and techniques applicable to the specialist area.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
- The capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
- Critical thinking and analytical skills;
- An openness to new ideas;
- The ability to communicate knowledge through participation in group work (oral and written) and web based activities; and
- The ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline.