units

NUR5927

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Marie-Claire Seeley

Synopsis

The advance practice general nurse requires a diverse knowledge and skill base to appropriately and effectively assess and manage clients/patients in a hospital environment. This unit will enable students to develop proficiency in the holistic management of patients with cardiac, respiratory and renal dysfunction, and shock. The unit also encompasses the development of skills which will enable the student to provide support for patients' families and significant others in the hospital environment.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Locate and critically appraise data to support advanced medical/surgical nursing practice.
  2. Synthesise information in order to plan and implement appropriate, evidence-based, person-centred therapeutic interventions for medical and surgical patients experiencing cardiovascular, respiratory and renal dysfunction, and shock.
  3. Synthesise information in order to plan and implement appropriate, evidence-based, person-centred therapeutic interventions for medical and surgical patients who experience psychological and behavioural management dysfunction.
  4. Plan and implement therapeutic interventions which are age specific and culturally relevant.
  5. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in caring for patients and their families and working with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  6. Identify the needs of the patient's family and significant others and plan appropriate nursing interventions to address these needs.

Fieldwork

Students must be employed in an approved medical or surgical unit for a minimum of 3 days per week

Assessment

Clinical assessment tool (Pass / Fail)
Examination (40%) (Hurdle)
Case presentation - complex patient discharge management (3,000 words) (30%)
Written assignment (3,000 words) (30%)

Students must achieve a pass in the final examination and Clinical Assessment to achieve a pass in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including self-directed learning.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Co-requisites