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In this subject students will apply theoretical principles in Applied Pathophysiology and Emergency Nursing 1 and 2 to support comprehensive patient assessment, monitoring and care planning in specialty nursing practice. Students will learn to incorporate knowledge and evidence of psycho-social factors influencing patient outcomes to inform their clinical decision making in practice.
Intended learning outcomes
Students should engage in field practice and demonstrate competency in the specialty through the:
- 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 nursing interventions in the delivery of safe competent nursing care;
- Application of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, reflective practice and self-directed learning 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.
Last updated: 2 December 2019