About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Contact hours: https://unimelb.edu.au/professional-development/contact-us
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- Apply advanced knowledge of the scientific and research-based evidence that underpins critical care nursing with the competency standards for specialist critical care nurses
- Assess, review and analyse patient health data to identify and explain the rationale for solutions to complex problems in critical care
- Employ effective specialised technical skills in the delivery of specialist critical care
- Communicate effectively with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team and people who are acutely or critically ill to facilitate effective individualised plans for care
- Apply skills to critically appraise critical care nursing practice and to integrate relevant research evidence into effective individualised plans for people who are acutely and critically ill
- Apply knowledge of human pathophysiology across the continuum of care to safely and effectively provide critical care that addresses actual and potential disease and treatment related health needs
- Conduct planning and delivery of specialist critical care that meets the specific supportive care needs and experiences of people affected by acute illness or trauma
- Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate an individualised, patient-centred, coordinated care plan in collaboration with the interprofessional healthcare team
- Act to promote teamwork, wellbeing and collaboration with the interprofessional team and to achieve desired patient outcomes team.
- 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 competency in areas of nursing practice
- Advanced skills and techniques applicable to the critical care nursing
- 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 specialist nursing practice
- An appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to begin to offer leadership skills in the specialist area.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
- Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- Be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
Knowledgeable across disciplines
- Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Leaders in community
- Initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- Have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- Mentor future generations of learners
- Be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work.
Attuned to cultural diversity
- Value different cultures
- Be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- Have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- Respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
Active global citizens
- Accept social and civic responsibilities
- Be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- Have a broad understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.
Last updated: 26 June 2022