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HNN122 - Nursing Management and Interventions 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) - only available for commencing students with credit for prior learning for the pre-requisite units

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

Trimester 2: J Hosking

Trimester 3: M McGrath

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): M McGrath, Warrnambool: L Mielnik/S Ireland, IKE: G Rea



Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is the second unit in the Clinical Studies in Nursing: Year 1 cluster. In this unit principles of nursing care introduced in previous units are further developed. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop an understanding of therapeutic medication administration, symptom management and management of behaviours of concern, for example, those related to dementia and delirium. To achieve this, principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will be introduced as the foundation for therapeutic use of medicines. The management of symptoms and behaviours of concern will be introduced through principles of comprehensive assessment, implementation of appropriate interventions, and evaluation of outcomes. Underpinning concepts of this unit are patient-centred care, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement approaches. Students will have opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units during a two (2) week clinical placement.


Online tests 4 x 30 minutes (equivalent 2000 words) 40%, examination (2 hours closed book) 60%, skills (equivalent 1500 words) hurdle requirement, clinical assessment pass/fail (equivalent 2000 words)

Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.

** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012

Prescribed texts

Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Dwyer, T, Hales, T, Harvey, N, Luxford, Y, Moxham, L, Park, T, Parker, B, Reid-Searl, K & Stanley, D 2012, Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing, 2nd edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Tollefson, J 2012, Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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