ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE

NSM5ACN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Advanced Clinical Nursing Practice will consolidate and further enhance your abilities to apply specialised assessment knowledge & skills. Through online coursework you will examine and diagnose pathophysiology of human body systems across the lifespan with an emphasis on identified National health priorities such as diabetes, dementia, mental illness and obesity. Patient care practice will develop your expert diagnostic capability, as an advanced practitioner.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Murphy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingslinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical DiagnosisPrescribedTalley, N & O'Connor, S 20188TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE ELSEVIER, SYDNEY
Readingsarvis's physical examination and health assessment: ANZ adaptationRecommendedForbes, H & Watt, E 20162ND EDN ELSEVIER AUSTRALIA, CHATSWOOD, NSW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Undertake a comprehensive systematic clinical assessment integrating relevant underlying physiology and pathophysiology.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in patient care setting, assessment one and two.

02. Justify rationale for diagnostic tests and physical assessments based on possible differential diagnoses.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in patient care setting assessment one and two.

03. Apply clinical decision making to clinical practice.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in patient care setting assessment one, and two

04. Justify primary diagnosis derived from diagnostic and assessment findings.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in patient care setting assessment one, and two.

05. Communicate effectively assessment findings and diagnoses.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in patient care setting assessment one and two.

06. Facilitates appropriate referral to other health professionals.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in patient care setting assessment one and two.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Murphy

Class requirements

Directed Reading
One 150.0 hours directed reading per study period and delivered via online.
"Fully online equivalent to 150 directed and self-directed learning hours. Delivered over 12 weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Confirmation of advanced practice at an approved organisationHurdle requirement 03
One 2,500-word comprehensive clinical case analysis and management plan40 04, 03, 02, 01, 05, 06
Successfully pass 10 Problem Based Learning case studies (equivalent to 3,500-words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06