|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
|Fees||Subject 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
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.
Eligibility and requirements
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in one of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Critical Care). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses. Please contact the School of Melbourne Custom Programs for more information.
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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
Clinical Performance Appraisal
|At the end of the assessment period||N/A|
Patient Assessment and Care Plan Part 1: Audio‐visual presentation (10 minutes, equivalent to 1000 words)
|End of the assessment period||40%|
Patient Assessment and Care Plan Part 2: written assessment (1500 words) weighted 60%
|End of the assessment period||60%|
Clinical Skills Assessments x2, 600 – 800 words each
|End of the assessment period||N/A|
Dates & times
- Term 2 - Online
Principal coordinator Rebecca Jarden Mode of delivery Online Contact hours Total time commitment 85 hours Pre teaching start date 22 April 2019 Pre teaching requirements In Week 0 students are required to familiarise themselves with the subject's Learning Management System (LMS), subject information, including assessment tasks Teaching period 29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 23 April 2019 Census date 17 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019 Assessment period ends 30 June 2019
Term 2 contact informationMelbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: 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.
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