Courses & Units

Interpreting Patient Deterioration CNA772

Launceston

Note:

This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.

Introduction

This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of practice.

Summary

Unit name Interpreting Patient Deterioration
Unit code CNA772
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Associate Professor Melanie Greenwood
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 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 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and describe the applied pathophysiology as related to an acutely ill patient with a condition that results in alterations or failure of the cardiac, respiratory or haemodynamic system;
  • Evaluate and discuss therapeutic management of an acutely ill patient that enables decision making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply analytical skills to the data gained from assessment, monitoring and laboratory findings to evaluate therapeutic interventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060309 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • 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

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Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Abstract (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Critical Care Nursing, 4th edn., Aitken, Chaboyer, Marshall (2019)

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