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Unit details

HNN732 - Advanced Clinical Decision Making

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
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:

Bernice Redley


For H773 Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) students: HNN730, HNN731

All other approved courses: Nil




You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The aims of this unit are for each student to build on HNN730 Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning in extending their knowledge and skills for their clinical domain of practice. Students will be challenged to integrate knowledge of the broader issues related to autonomous and collaborative decision making as a nurse. This is supported by students working closely with a professional practice mentor/clinical supervisor to articulate clinical decision making and engagement in collaborative relationships; and maintaining a professional portfolio encompassing critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This role development is according to the ANMC‘s national competency standards for the nurse practitioner, other professional guidelines and in reference to quality, safety and therapeutic medication management specific for the clinical domain of practice.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (3000 words) 60%

Clinical assessment

Each student is required to have access to a clinical supervisor to support extension of their field of practice for their clinical domain. A professional portfolio is to be maintained including placement and clinical supervisor agreements to be submitted to the course coordinator. In addition, the student is required to engage in oral presentations and assessment feedback is to be kept in their copy of the professional portfolio. The student is required to successfully complete all course requirements prior to submitting their application to the Nurses Board of Victoria as a 'nurse practitioner'.

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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