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HNN750 - Inquiry Into Critical Care Nursing Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

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

Josh Allen





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 is divided into four distinct modules and covers: transcultural and psychosocial concepts of brain death, complicated loss and grief, critical incident stress debriefing within critical care domains including the nursing considerations of patient care, family and the multidisciplinary care team; current and emerging concepts of competency, specialisation and the workforce and economic considerations of nursing roles including outreach teams, managed care and critical care units without walls; policy and practice development within critical care domains including the contribution of patient and consumer perspectives; and critical care outcome measures including APACHE and specific nursing outcomes measures.


Assessment task 1: Presentation 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (4000 words) 80%

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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