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Critical Care Nursing Practice (NURS90099)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90099
Term 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will apply the theoretical principles in Applied Pathophysiology and the Foundations of Critical Care Nursing into their area of speciality practice. Students will demonstrate the ability to undertake and support comprehensive patient assessment, monitoring and evaluation and care planning in specialty nursing practice. Students will learn to incorporate and apply scientific knowledge and evidence-based treatment and nursing interventions to support a patient-centred approach to inform their clinical decision making in practice.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Integration of core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisite, Applied Pathophysiology to develop practice knowledge that supports comprehensive patient assessment and monitoring;
  • Application of knowledge and skills to recognise, prioritise and respond to patients experiencing acute alterations to health status;
  • Evaluation of the effect of critical care nursing interventions in the delivery of safe competent nursing care;
  • Application of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflective practice to the delivery of specialist nursing 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 oral and written modes of communication;
  • A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work.
  • Advanced competencies in areas of professional expertise and/or scholarship.
  • Advanced skills and techniques applicable to the discipline.
  • Well-developed problem-solving abilities in the discipline area, characterised by flexibility of approach.
  • An ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline.
  • An appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership in the specialist area.

Last updated: 19 July 2019