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This subject provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained in the theoretical subjects with clinical practice in the paediatric setting. The subject provides a comprehensive approach to paediatric nursing care through understanding principles of illness/health management relating to the infant, child, adolescent and family. The students develop skills of assessment and management principles which enable them to progress to a more advanced level of practice. Students are given the opportunity to plan and coordinate care for patients with a wide variety of problems. There is a continued emphasis on scientific principles and research evidence underpinning practice and further developing of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to solve patient management problems in specialty practice. The practical component is in the form of a learning contract whereby students address learning objectives. Learning objectives focus on undertaking accurate assessment of the paediatric patient and relating the underlying physiological and pathophysiological processes to assessment data; applying theoretical knowledge to technical skill development; developing evidence-based evaluations to the
practice of caring for patients in the paediatric setting and developing skills in sharing knowledge with peers.
Intended learning outcomes
- Undertaking accurate assessment of the paediatric patient and relating the underlying physiological and pathophysiological processes to assessment data;
- Apply the theoretical principles underpinning infant, child and adolescent emotional and cognitive) when interacting with children and families;
- Integration of the theoretical content to plan and implement appropriate nursing care in the paediatric setting;
- Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care and specialised interventions utilised in the paediatric setting and adapt the plan of care according to changing priorities; and
- Participate effectively as a team member within the clinical setting.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
- The capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
- Critical thinking and analytical skills;
- An openness to new ideas;
- The ability to communicate knowledge through web based activities.
- The ability to apply scientific principles to their clinical practice;
Last updated: 11 February 2021