|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Semester 2 - Off Campus
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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.
Eligibility and requirements
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in one of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses. Please contact the School of Melbourne Custom Programs for more information.
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|NURS90080||Emergency Nursing 1||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 2,000 word written assignment, due week 6, (30%)
- 2,000 word written assignment, due week 11, (30%)
- Closed book test - 20 mins, due week 3-5, (15%)
- Closed book test - 50 mins, due week8-10, (25%)
Dates & times
- Semester 2 - Off Campus
Coordinator Lisa-Maree Reichelt Mode of delivery Off Campus Contact hours 24 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 22 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 2 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing EducationEmail: email@example.com Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
Further Information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-nursing-practice-emergency
Time commitment details
170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency)