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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5118

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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
100525

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

To enable registered nurses to develop the specialist knowledge and skills to manage and lead the provision of comprehensive, evidence based nursing care to critically ill clients across the lifespan.

Course content

Evidenced based practice in critical care nursing, comprehensive nursing assessment including advanced data collection and interpretation, clinical reasoning, problem solving and decision making, comprehensive care planning and nursing management of the patient with complex critical illnesses, use of technology, paediatric and obstetric considerations (including resuscitation), retrieval of the critically ill patient, clinical leadership, nursing accountability, clinical governance, scope of practice, professional, legal and ethical aspects of nursing care.

Textbook(s)

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

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

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 5117 Critical Care Nursing 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online delivery) 13 weeks x -
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
Report 4000 words 40% -
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) - 20% 45 minutes
Online activities 1500 words 15% -
Portfolio 2500 words 25% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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