Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Suman Kumar (Clayton), Mr Clifford Connell (Peninsula)



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit examines fundamental knowledge and skills in preparation for the care of individuals. Emphasis is placed on systematic health assessment and the development and evaluation of appropriate person-centred care, incorporating the legal and ethical dimensions of care. The clinical practise experience undertaken in this unit is an integral component of the development of the nurse/midwife and concentrates on the practical application of theoretical principles explored in this unit.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Accurately perform comprehensive health and physical assessment skills in simulated and clinical practice environments;
  2. Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care using a person-centred approach cognisant of each individual's autonomy, self - esteem and dignity;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to integrate scientific knowledge with nursing practice;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles of medication management related to patient safety;
  5. Demonstrate professional and personal accountability as a novice practitioner when providing nursing care.


Clinical placement two (2) weeks, (80 hours).


Written assignment (2,000 words) (40%)
Examination (2 hours) (MCQ/EMQ/SAQ) (40%) (Hurdle)
Clinical skills examination (20%) (Hurdle)
Clinical placement (Pass / Fail) (Hurdle)
Medication calculation and mastery test (30 minutes) (Pass / Fail) (Hurdle)

Students must pass the clinical placement, clinical skills assessments, Medication calculation and mastery test and exam hurdle to pass this unit.

Workload requirements


  • two (2) hours per week


  • two (2) hours per week

Guided self-directed learning:

  • one (1) hour per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


NUR1010 or NUR1101.


Must be enrolled in courses 0727 or 2552 or 3562 or 3892 or 4506 or 4514.