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||Ms Andrea Middleton|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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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%)|Assessment Task 2: Essay (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Hockenberry, Wilson & Rodgers, 2019, Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children 11th Edition, Elsevier, Canada.
Forster, E, & Fraser, J, 2018, Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses, Cambridge University Press, NSW, Australia.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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