6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Ms Katie Piper (Peninsula)
Mrs Noelleen Kiprillis (Clayton)
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This clinical practice unit provides an introduction to the management of clients with complex and or life threatening health problems across the lifespan with a particular focus on the acute care needs of the ageing individual. A case based approach will be utilized to facilitate the integration of advance health assessment skills, evidenced based practice and application of ethical principles in the management of complex nursing situations.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of complex health problems experienced by clients throughout the lifespan;
- describe the nursing application of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative techniques associated with caring for a person with a complex body system health breakdown;
- employ clinical and critical decision making skills to identify, analyse and resolve problems in the practice environment;
- demonstrate the ability to apply time management and problem solving skills in the safe delivery of patient care;
- evaluate the clinical application of evidence based research and the ethical principles in the safe management of complex health care issues;
- develop and implement patient centred care interventions that encompass patient's complex health, cultural, ethical and developmental needs;
- reflect critically on the role of the multidisciplinary team in provision of safe patient care;
- practice with increasing independence in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Competencies for Registered nurse, code of ethics and code of professional conduct for nurses.
Clinical Placement two (2) weeks (80 hours).
- Written assignment (2000 words) (30%)
- Examination 2 hours (40%) (Hurdle)
- Online case scenario (10%)
- Clinical Placement: A -Performance Assessment: B - Placement Hours (20%) (Hurdle)
- On campus learning (lectures, clinical learning environment and workshops): 32 hours
- Guided work one (1) hour per week
- Two (2) weeks of clinical placement at five (5) days/week (based on an 8 hour day/40 hour week, 80 hours in total).
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Must be enrolled in courses 3892, 4514