|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
July - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
In this subject, students will clinically apply the theoretical principles from this subject and subjects, Applied Pathophysiology, Foundations of Critical Care Nursing and Intensive Care Nursing 1. Students will also continue to develop the skills acquired this subject’s pre-requisite, Critical Care Nursing Practice to continue to support comprehensive patient assessment, monitoring and care planning for patients requiring intensive care. Students will also learn to incorporate knowledge and evidence of psycho-social factors influencing patients’ outcomes to inform their clinical decision making in practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will demonstrate more advanced understanding of the scientific advances and evidence-based research that underpins skill development specific to intensive care nursing practice by:
- Integration of core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisites, Applied Pathophysiology, Foundation of Critical Care Nursing and Critical Care Nursing Practice 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 intensive care nursing interventions in the delivery of safe and competent nursing
- Application of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflective practice to the delivery of specialist intensive care nursing
- 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
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|NURS90099||Critical Care Nursing Practice||
Students can concurrently undertake Intensive Care Nursing 1 and Intensive Care Nursing 2.
Recommended background knowledge
Students are required to be working in an intensive care setting and have background foundational knowledge in critical care nursing.
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
Patient Assessment and Care Plan Part 2: written assessment (1500 words)
|End of the assessment period||60%|
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%|
Clinical Skills Assessments x 4, approximately 150‐250 words each clinical hurdle
|During the assessment period||N/A|
Dates & times
- July - Online
Principal coordinator Andy Macey Mode of delivery Online Contact hours Total time commitment 80 hours Pre teaching start date 15 July 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 22 July 2019 to 8 December 2019 Last self-enrol date 16 July 2019 Census date 16 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 25 October 2019 Assessment period ends 15 December 2019
July 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.
Time commitment details
Students are required to undertake 9 – 10 hours per week of online and self‐directed learning activities
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.