This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
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.
|Unit name||Interpreting Patient Deterioration|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Melanie Greenwood|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|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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- 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|
- 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
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Abstract (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Critical Care Nursing, 4th edn., Aitken, Chaboyer, Marshall (2019)
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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