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HNN751 - Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elizabeth Oldland





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of classes, cloud (online) modules and seminars. Students will be expected to undertake an additional 7 hours per week of independent study


This unit is part of the Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Care and Critical Care Specialty streams of the Master of Nursing Practice for students who are also employed in a suitable clinical area in partnership with Deakin University.

^Students enrol as Cloud (online) students, however there are significant campus requirements.


The unit covers: biophysical and psychosocial response of patients to critical illness and injury; in-depth respiratory physiology and advanced physiological considerations; neurological, gastrointestinal, renal and musculoskeletal physiology; in-depth cardiovascular physiology and haemodynamic assessment; advanced complex patient assessment; and the role of the critical care nurse in complex continuous and intermittent patient monitoring.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

Assessment task 3: Tests (3) 20%

Assessment task 4: Clinical assessment Pass/fail, satisfactory completion of clinical competencies.

Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment must be passed in order to successfully gain an overall pass in this unit. Compulsory clinical hurdles form part of the assessment of this unit. Recognition of the importance of clinical assessments is calculated in the overall student workload.

Note: Failure of a compulsory practicum component in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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