Cradle Coast, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart
The focus of Complex Care is on acute deterioration, illness trajectories and disease progression, assessment, collaborative patient management and pharmacology. Complex Care synthesises your knowledge of complex conditions affecting multiple body systems to manage patients with acute and chronic illnesses across the life span, including palliative and end of life care. You will be provided with a range of scenarios to apply your clinical reasoning skills and are required to recognise, interpret, analyse and record data relevant to the acutely deteriorating patient, in accordance with the NSQHS Standards. You will use current research to identify evidence-informed nursing interventions and person-centred management plans.
|Unit name||Complex Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Joy Pertile|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Nursing Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Nursing Study Period 2||9/5/2022||26/5/2022||19/6/2022||31/7/2022|
* 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.
- Analyse the component steps in clinical reasoning and critical thinking to manage the complex, stable patient in both community and acute care settings.
- Recognise and respond to acute deterioration in health care settings.
- Apply palliative care principles to support the needs of clients, their families and carers .
- Critically evaluate current evidence and data relevant to complex patient care and management.
- Work effectively in teams, adapting written and verbal communication to the requirements of each situation.
- Communicate relevant data in a clear and concise manner to ensure quality person-centred outcomes.
|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.
PrerequisitesCXA243 Pathophysiology for Health Care 2
This unit is delivered in a blended delivery mode comprising of face-to-face intensives as well as content delivered 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. You can interact with the online content at any time, which will be in a modularised format. Online tutorials/webinars will provide further opportunity to engage with
All Intensives in the Bachelor of Nursing Science are condensed face to face campus experiences. Intensives are usually scheduled between Monday and Friday (see individual unit calendars). Intensives provide an opportunity for -student engagement, networking with staff and peers, intra-professional and inter-professional learning opportunities and engaging with guest speakers. Intensives are designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop your skills in the practice of nursing. The Intensives provide a key role in facilitating the development of your skills, knowledge and understanding. This is in preparation for both your upcoming Professional Experience Placements and your ongoing engagement in the Bachelor of Nursing Science.
Attendance at PEP is mandatory.
In the interests of both personal and public safety, as a registered nursing student with AHPRA you have a professional responsibility and duty as part of your regulatory obligations to ensure the provision of safe and effective nursing care to the public. Therefore, your attendance at intensives is required and non-attendance will result in the cancellation of PEP and a delay in course completion. Whilst the unit provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives.
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Case Study (40%)|Case or problem activated learning (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Amerman, EC 2019, Human Anatomy & Physiology (2nd Global Edition), Pearson Education, Essex
Bauldoff, G., Gubrud, P., Carno, A., Levett-Jones, T., Hales, M., Berry, K., Carville, T., Dwyer, T., Knox, N., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K. & Stanley, D. 2020. Lemone and Burke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing. 4th ed. Pearson, Melbourne.
Tiziani, A 2017, Harvard’s nursing guide to drugs, 10th edition, Mosby, Sydney, NSW
Bullock, S. & Manias, E. Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Pearson
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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