Courses & Units

High Acuity Nursing CNA556

Introduction

This unit of study extends students understanding of acute illness and how this is applied in the context of complex health conditions. Students will apply advanced health assessment prioritisation and clinical decision-making skills in high acuity practice environments for safe, quality person and family centred care. This unit focuses on enabling students to develop integrated advanced clinical capabilities for high acuity nursing practice.

Summary

Unit name High Acuity Nursing
Unit code CNA556
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Angela Harrison
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse the concepts and theory around recognition, response and management of the acute, complex and/or high acuity deteriorating patient
  • Apply concepts and theories around recognition, response and management of the acute, complex and/or high acuity deteriorating patient
  • Demonstrate high acuity capabilities required to care for acutely ill adults or children in clinical nursing environments
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Practice Profile (50%)|Essay (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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