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Emergency Nursing 2 (NURS90092)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90092
Semester 2 - Off Campus
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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



Non-allowed subjects


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


Additional details

  • 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
    CoordinatorLisa-Maree Reichelt
    Mode of deliveryOff Campus
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 2 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Further Information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-nursing-practice-emergency

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au 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.

Time commitment details

170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject

Further information

Last updated: 15 August 2019