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HNN227 - Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 3

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Jo McDonall

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Dolores Dooley
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: Clinical skills (equivalent 1500 words) - hurdle requirement
Assessment task 3: Clinical assessment - Pass/fail
Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 60%

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.

Prescribed texts

Lemone, Burke, Levett-Jones, Dwyer, Moxham, Reid-Searl, Berry, Carville, Hales, Knox, Luxford & Raymond, 2014, Medical-surgical nursing, Vol 1, 2 & 3, 2nd edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Simulation centre - either of the following two text books:
Smith, S, Duell, D & Martin, B 2012, Clinical nursing skills: basic to advanced skills, 8th edn, Pearson, Boston.
Tollesfson, J, 2012, Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, Melbourne, Vic.

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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