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HNN122 - Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 2

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329 or be an Enrolled Nurse undertaking a single unit enrolment

Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Jennifer Hosking
Trimester 3: Jennifer Rawet

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Linda Rhodes, Warrnambool: Lorraine Mielnik/Sue Ireland, IKE: Gill Rea





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week


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


This unit is the second unit in the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 1. In this unit nursing knowledge and skills introduced in previous units are further developed in the provision of person-centred care. Within the context of pre and post procedural care students will develop an understanding of symptom management: pain, nausea and vomiting, altered fluid and electrolytes, infection, constipation, dyspnoea, fatigue, anxiety, and grief. Symptom management will be presented in the context of comprehensive and focused assessment, implementation of appropriate evidence-based interventions, and evaluation of outcomes. The principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will be introduced as the foundation for therapeutic use of medicines. During a two (2) 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 4 x 30 minutes (equivalent 2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%
Assessment task 3: Skills (equivalent 1500 words) hurdle requirement
Assessment task 4: Clinical assessment pass/fail (equivalent 1000 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

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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