HNN794 - Intensive Care Nursing


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 1: Online*

Semester 2: Online

*Will be offered in Semester 1 from 2024

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H545, H645, H771


HNN791 or HNN751 and HNN752

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HNN764, HNN765, HNN766, HNN767, HNN774, HNN775, HNN776, HNN777, HNN792, HNN795, HNN796
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 - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 8 scheduled online workshops. Students are employed in an intensive care care setting within a collaborating health service and undertake a minimum of 24 hours clinical experience per week.

In-person attendance requirements

Students will be employed a minimum of 24 hours per week in an intensive care setting within a collaborating hospital in Australia.


This unit focuses on further developing the knowledge and skills essential for intensive care nursing practice. The knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to assess and critically evaluate complex patient data will facilitate risk identification and inform clinical decisions.

Content includes complex assessment and management of patients with life-threatening neurological conditions, sepsis and organ dysfunction requiring invasive treatment modalities such as cardiac assist devices, advanced mechanical ventilation and renal replacement therapy.

The critique of research will inform evidence-based practice to optimise the delivery of quality and safe care. The unit also aims to promote the application of teamwork and advanced professional communication in the intensive care setting. 


Hurdle requirement

  • This unit requires a pass in the clinical assessment to ensure that each student can demonstrate their safety in clinical practice.

Unit Fee Information

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