|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 knowledge from Applied Pathophysiology and Nursing Specialty 1 to support comprehensive patient assessment, monitoring and care planning in nursing practice. Students will learn to incorporate knowledge and evidence of psychosocial factors influencing patient outcomes to inform their clinical decision making in practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will engage in their field of speciality practice and demonstrate competency in the speciality through the:
- Integration of core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisite, Applied Pathophysiology, to develop practice knowledge and skills to support comprehensive patient assessment and monitoring
- Application of knowledge and skills to recognise, prioritise and respond to patients experiencing acute alterations in health status
- Evaluation of the effectiveness 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.
- A capacity to develop problem-solving and analytical skills;
- A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in verbal and written modes of communication;
- A capacity to translate new knowledge learned to nursing practice; and
- An ability to critically evaluate research and implement evidence-based finding to inform nursing practice.