This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
In this unit students will explore the care of acutely unwell children and their families. Students will extend their knowledge of the pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and practices involved in caring for children with a range of medical, psychological and surgical conditions.
|Unit name||Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Theory|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Julieann Browning|
|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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- Describe the anatomy, physiology and integrated pathophysiology of acutely and chronically unwell infants, children and adolescents.
- Discuss the implementation of advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skills.
- Deliver advanced therapeutic interventions including interpretation of clinical investigations that support the management of acutely and chronically unwell infants, children and adolescents.
- Use evidence-based literature to analyse and evaluate the clinical management of acutely and chronically unwell infants, children and adolescents.
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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.
|Assessment||Professional Development (30%)|Discussion posts (online) and final submission (35%)|Essay (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Speedie,L, Middleton, A, (Aust. editors) Hockenberry, M.J, Wilson, D & Rodgers, C, (US editors), 2022, Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children, Australia and New Zealand Edition for Professionals, 1st Edition, Elsevier, NSW.
Further required readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator.
Forster, E, & Fraser, J, 2018, Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses, Cambridge University Press, NSW, Australia.
Further Recommended Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.
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