|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 integration of theoretical knowledge of rural critical care nursing. It builds on the knowledge learnt in Rural Critical Care Nursing 1 and Applied Pathophysiology extending the student's knowledge with regard to the range of patient's complexity of disease processes, treatments (including pharmacology), symptom management, and subsequent nursing assessments and interventions relevant to individual rural critical care practice settings.
There is a continued emphasis on scientific principles and research evidence underpinning rural critical care practice and further developing beginning skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to solve patient management problems encountered in specific rural critical care environments.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should demonstrate theoretical knowledge in specialty rural critical care nursing by:
- Integration of the theoretical content covered within the subject to further develop new knowledge that supports safe practice as a beginning specialty rural critical care nurse in the rural critical care context;
- Applying additional knowledge learnt in the subject to recognise and plan a response to patients experiencing alterations to health and wellness that occur in the context of rural critical care environments;
- Supplement 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 at the beginning level of rural critical care practice;
- Further the capacity to use skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and selfdirected learning to apply knowledge learnt in the subject to beginning level rural critical care University of Melbourne New Subject Proposal Form practice;
- Increased understanding of the changing knowledge base in the rural critical care context.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and graduate coursework student:
- A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in written modes of communication;
- A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- An ability to evaluate and synthesize the research and professional literature in this discipline.