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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5117

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
100524

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To enable registered nurses to develop the specialist knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive, evidence based nursing care to critically ill adult clients

Course content

Evidenced based practice in critical care nursing; physiology and pathophysiology, comprehensive patient assessment, nursing management of the patient with clinical deterioration, advanced adult life support, nursing management of the patient with acute respiratory disorders, respiratory support, cardiac assessment and electrocardiography, cardiac disorders and management, neurological considerations, clinical leadership, decision making, legal and ethical aspects of nursing care.

Textbook(s)

Aitken, L, Marshall, A, Chaboyer, W 2015, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing , 3rd edition, Elsevier

Gill, F, Kendrick, T and Greenwood, M 2015, ACCCN's Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses, 3rd edition, Online version

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online delivery) - x 13 weeks
Workshop (On-campus) 8 hours x 3 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Online activities 1500 words 15% -
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) - 20% 45 minutes
Portfolio 2500 words equivalent 25% -
Case study 4000 words 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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