6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Summer semester A 2017 (Flexible)
Understanding the core paediatric pathophysiology is essential to caring for unwell children.
This unit focuses on pathophysiological concepts that will allow nurses to accurately assess and care for paediatric patients.
The theoretical knowledge gained from this unit can assist with the implementation of nursing interventions and planning care in the clinical environment.
Upon successful completion of the unit the student should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the anatomy and physiology of adults and children
- Describe embryonic development of major body systems and identify the physiological changes involved in transition to extrauterine life
- Describe the aetiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations of a range of diseases/conditions observed in children and neonates
- Analyse principles of nursing management of sick children and neonates
- Analyse the genetic and hereditary influences on child health
Students must be working a minimum of 3 days/week in a clinical environment.
- Secure online quizzes x 3 throughout semester (30%)
- Written Assignment (2000-2500 words) (35%)
- End of semester Written Examination (2 hours) (35%)
12 hours per week, online.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Nursing and midwifery