HNN774 - Intensive Care Nursing 2


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H545, H645, H771


HNN751, HNN752



Incompatible with:

HNN765, HNN766, HNN767, HNN775, HNN776, HNN777

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 of online modules and seminars.

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.


This unit is one of two in this semester focusing on further developing the speciality knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required for advanced intensive care nursing practice. There is a focus on refining the student’s ability to identify, synthesise, analyse and critically evaluate complex data from patient and technologically-derived sources to identify risk and inform decisions that deliver safe, high quality nursing care and promote optimal patient outcomes. The nurse’s role in being a high performing member of the multidisciplinary health team with strong communication skills is emphasised. Through engagement with the unit material, clinical practice and personal reflection, students will develop greater decision making autonomy, critical thinking and leadership skills, advanced clinical judgement, and enhanced professionalism.

The unit is designed to prepare nurses for specialty intensive care practice of critically ill and injured patients and covers principles, concepts and therapeutic nursing and collaborative management of: sepsis and multi-organ failure; complex medical and surgical cardiac and respiratory conditions; endocrine and hepatic disorders, nutritional support, burns and toxicology.

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 clinical practicum component in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.

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