Students are expected to have access to children in an acute setting.
This unit offers students the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skills and competencies in caring for the acutely ill infant, child and adolescent. Students will examine the pathophysiology of disease, pharmacology, nursing assessment and management of paediatric conditions.
|Unit name||Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Practice|
|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
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- consider the illness experience from the perspective on the patient and the family to develop a patient and family centered approach to care.
- evaluate care from an informed position through the review of evidence based literature, guidelines and your clinical practice area.
- consider different professional practice issues within your clinical context.
- use models of reflective practice to explore the congruence between values, attitudes and beliefs and your clinical practice.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
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||Clinical Reasoning Cycle (40%)|Practice Portfolio (60%)|
|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.
Fraser, D., Waters, D., Forster, E & Brown, N., 2017, ‘Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for Practice’, Second Edition, Cambridge, Sydney.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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