|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 neonatal nursing. It builds on the knowledge and skills learnt in Neonatal Nursing 1 and expands the students’ knowledge with regard to the range of patients encountered in neonatal practice settings. Students will build on assessment skills and theoretical knowledge to include assessment and management of the neonatal surgical patient and the assessment and management of specific physical and psychological illness states. 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 new knowledge that supports safe practice in the neonatal 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 neonatal 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 neonatal nursing;
- An understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;
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.