HNN751 - Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H545, H565, H566, H567, H645, H665, H666, H667, H771.

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

HNN752

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Theoretical component: students will be expected to undertake 150 hours comprised of directed and self-directed study in a combination online modules and seminars. Students are also normally required to complete a minimum of 24 hours a week in specialty clinical practice in their employing hospital.

In-person attendance requirements

Students are also normally required to complete a minimum of 24 hours a week in specialty clinical practice in their employing hospital.

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.

Hurdle requirement

  • 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.

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