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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jill French (Peninsula), TBA (Gippsland)


The development of clinical practice in nursing care commonly delivered in acute care settings at a generalist nurse level. The unit will enable students to safely practise clinical skills, from pre-admission to post-discharge of patients in a simulated laboratory environment and in a supervised health-care environment. Students will be provided with opportunities to develop confidence and proficiency with clinical nursing skills through a clinical placement at an appropriate healthcare venue.


On completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:

  1. identify appropriate nursing interventions based on nursing principles informed from literature reviews of valid scientific research (including mental health);

  1. demonstrate competent utilisation of technology and therapeutics employed in patient care delivery;

  1. plan, implement and evaluate nursing actions and outcomes for selected patients from pre-admission to post-discharge;

  1. maintain a physical and psychosocial environment which promotes safety, security and optimal health in a simulated practice environment; and

  1. demonstrate documentation skills which effectively communicate with other members of the health-care team.


Classroom presentation: 25%
Assignment: 25%
Practical examination (OSCE): 50%
Clinical practicum: PASS/FAIL

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jill French

Contact hours

3 hours per week tutorial/laboratories;Mandatory clinical practicum - 4 weeks acute care