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|Offered at:||(B, CBD, S, W)|
|Offerings:||Trimester 1, trimester 2 (not W)|
|Cohort rule:||(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)|
K Morison (S)
L Rhodes (B), C Wakefield (W)), G Rea (IKE)
HBS109, HNN114, HNN122
1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour tutorial, 1 x 2 hour laboratory per week, 4 weeks clinical practicum
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit is one of three units within the Clinical Studies in Nursing 2 cluster. Students are provided with learning opportunities to develop a systematic body of knowledge and skill related specifically to the assessment and management of people experiencing acute episodic illness in hospital. Students will be exposed to the professional and social contexts of nursing and focus learning on the identification of risk, the management of symptoms, and the impact of hospitalisation on patients’ functional abilities. Students will have opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units during a four (4) week clinical placement.
Online tests 3 x 30 minutes (equivalent 1500 words) 40%, examination (2 hours closed book) 60%, laboratory skills (equivalent 1500 words) hurdle requirement, clinical assessment pass/fail. 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. 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.
* 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 16 June 2008.
Lemone, Burke, Dwyer, Levett-Jones, Moxham, Reid-Searl, Berry, Carville, Hales, Knox, Luxford & Raymond, 2011, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Vol 1, 2 & 3, 1st edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW
Laboratory work - either of the following two text books:
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.