FOUNDATIONS FOR CANCER CARE NURSING PRACTICE A

NSM4FCP

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for patients in cancer nursing practice contexts. This subject provides a generic theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. Students will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and a limited number of on-campus workshops (and/or equivalent online virtual classrooms) and supported by appropriate clinical practicum. Students wanting to study breast care nursing will also complete this generic subject and will need to nominate this stream via the LMS subject module.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply specialty knowledge, skills &/ or equipment/technology to well defined situations in your specialty area.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

02. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable inferences.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

03. Make informed judgements and develop plans in response to well defined scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant & substantial information.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

04. Critically analyse current knowledge, data and processes in your specialty in order to inform your practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

05. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation and tailor your professional communication, using listening, speaking, writing and ICT skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

06. Perform independent work & work as an effective team member in a variety of situations within your specialty setting.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

07. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within your specialty area.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

08. Recognise your own learning needs & use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"4 x 1 hour online workshop per semester."

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 days placement - off site per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Student to be currently working in a clinically related setting for a minimum of 8-hours per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
One 1,000-word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass for this appraisal in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 2,000-word written assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 5,000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05