units

NUR5217

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Beverley Copnell

Synopsis

The paediatric nurse requires a diverse knowledge and skill base to assess and manage patients in a variety of settings. The unit enables the student to develop proficiency in the holistic management of sick children, beyond the beginning specialist level, and prepares students for leadership roles in their practice area.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be expected to be able to:

  1. describe the aetiology, clinical manifestations and pathophysiology of a range of diseases/conditions observed in children;
  2. plan and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic nursing interventions related to the management of paediatric patients;
  3. plan and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic nursing interventions related to the management of children with complex health needs;
  4. critically analyse the clinical issues supporting and complicating advanced practice in paediatric nursing;
  5. analyse the collaborative interdisciplinary team approach to management of paediatric patients

Assessment

Take home examination (30%)
Written assignment 1 (3000 words)(30%)
Written assignment 2 (5000 words)(40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Bev Copnell