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HNN751 - Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

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

Elizabeth Oldland

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

HNN752

Incompatible with:

Nil

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

Note:

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.

Content

This unit is designed to enable the student to acquire advanced clinical assessment skills based on a comprehensive understanding of normal physiology, and the pathophysiology of illness and injury common to critically ill patients. The knowledge and skills of focused, evidence-based assessment acquired in this unit and through appropriate clinical practice form the basis of complex decision making required to deliver high quality, safe patient care. 

This unit covers the role of specialist nurses in managing critically ill patients in relation to: the principles and concepts of homeostasis related to acid-base status, fluid and electrolyte balance, haematology and electrocardiography; advanced complex patient assessment and monitoring of cardiovascular, respiratory, haemodynamic, neurological, renal and gastrointestinal systems based on physiological and pathophysiological considerations for critically ill and injured patients; and basic and advanced life support by critical care specialist nurses

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%
Assessment task 3: Tests (3) 20%
Assessment task 4: Clinical assessment Pass/fail, satisfactory completion of clinical competencies.

Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment must be passed in order to successfully gain an overall pass in this unit. Compulsory clinical hurdles form part of the assessment of this unit. Recognition of the importance of clinical assessments is calculated in the overall student workload.

Note: Failure of a compulsory practicum component in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2562$3215

* 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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