Semester 2 - Off Campus
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This subject is designed to provide the theoretical foundation for entry into specialty emergency nursing practice. Students will extend their understanding of general to systemic pathology of organ systems. This knowledge will be applied to the assessment and management of acute and complex illness and multiple traumas. Patient and family perspectives of illness will be considered in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary care planning. Students will gain essential knowledge to plan, manage and monitor emergency care interventions. They will apply scientific principles and research evidence underpinning the management of acute and complex illness and multiple traumas.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should demonstrate theoretical knowledge in specialty nursing by:
- Integrating core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisite, Applied Pathophysiology, to develop foundational knowledge in the nursing diagnosis and multi-disciplinary management of complex health conditions;
- Applying knowledge and skills learnt in the subject to plan nursing care for patients with complex health conditions and multiple traumas;
- Selecting and evaluating nursing interventions in for patients with complex conditions and multitraumas;
- Reflecting on the psycho-social factors influencing patient outcomes to optimise safety and quality of emergency care.
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.
Last updated: 2 December 2019