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HNN227 - Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 3

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

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

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Stephane Bouchoucha

Trimester 2: Jennifer Hosking

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Jennifer Hosking

Warrnambool: Christopher Wakefield

IKE: Gill Rea


All of HBS109, HNN114, HNN120, HNN122



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week and 160 hour clinical placement


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit is one of three units within the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 2. The unit aims to provide opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills related specifically to the assessment and management of patients experiencing acute episodic illness in hospital. The focus of learning is on the identification of risk, the management of symptoms, and the impact of hospitalisation on patients’ functional abilities. During a four (4) week clinical placement students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.


Assessment task 1: Online tests 3 x 30 minutes (equivalent 1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Simulation Skills - Pass/fail

Assessment task 3: Clinical assessment - Pass/fail

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 60%


Hurdle requirement

Clinical skills (equivalent 1500 words)


Failure of the clinical component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.


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.

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