This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the unit will be the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting children using a clinical reasoning framework.
|Unit name||Foundations of Children's Care 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Andrea Middleton|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify the physiological alterations that occur when a neonate/child or adolescent becomes chronically or acutely unwell.
- Implement advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skill.
- Deliver evidence based care for neonatal, paediatric and adolescent patients with complex physiological problems.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Online Quizzes. (50%)|Case Study (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Neonatal nursing students wil need the following text:
Kain, V, & Mannix, T, 2018, Neonatal Nursing in Australia and New Zealand Principles for Practice, Elsevier, NSW, Australia.
Paediatric nursing students will need the following text:
Hockenberry, Wilson & Rodgers, 2019, Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children 11th Edition, Elsevier, Canada. (10th Edition is available as an e-book through the UTAS library)
Forster, E, & Fraser, J, 2018, Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses, Cambridge University Press, NSW, Australia.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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