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Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^
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 Cardiac Care Specialty stream 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.
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 unit is divided into four distinct modules and covers: concepts of shock and multi-organ dysfunction including the appropriate care of patients; management of patients with a variety of acute cardiac dysfunctions; nursing considerations relating to the care of cardiac patients with endocrine disorders; and specialty practice issues in Cardiac Care Nursing related to cardiac surgery, chronic heart failure, and patient education and rehabilitation.
Assessment task 1: Assignment (equivalent to 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 competency hurdles and assessment.
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 clinical practicum component in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.
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