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Unit details

HNN730 - Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: H645, H665, H666, H667, H672, H675, H676, H771, H773, H776 or undertaken as a single unit of study.

Unit chair:

Julie Considine


or Co-requisite: For students enrolled in H773 Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner): HNN731.

All other approved courses: Nil


Before enrolment contact the course convenor to discuss your prospective clinical experience.


The aims of this unit are to prepare students to extend their practice advanced clinical skills for extended practice within their chosen clinical domain with an emphasis on their clinical decision-making.  Students will be able to focus on extending their role by building on their knowledge of quality, safety and therapeutic management to function for their clinical domain within this unit. This role extension also encompasses comprehensive patient/client assessments, clinical reasoning; formulation of diagnosis, interpretation of diagnostic testing of procedures, use of evidence, implementation and evaluation of care. The role development is according to the ANMC's national competency standards for the nurse practitioner and other professional practice guidelines.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (3000 words) 60%, hurdle tasks*.

*The hurdle tasks required to be successfully completed by students enrolled in H773 Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) to fulfil requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and to support their application for endorsement as a ‘nurse practitioner’ following successful course completion are presented on CloudDeakin.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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