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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on the knowledge and skills obtained in Comprehensive Health Assessment and Advanced Intensive Care Nursing Practice. The subject requires students to examine and develop a range of clinical interventions aimed at managing a 'complex' patient. The subject uses a variety of educational activities to help students understand the physiological, psychological and social needs of this patient cohort and explore the interventions aimed at meeting those needs. Students are encouraged to build a personal portfolio of skills that can be brought together in different ways to provide complex care of a quality standard. Each student will also demonstrate the ability to function as a member in an intensive care team.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Watterson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSG4CHA, NSG4AIC


Incompatible subjects NSG5CIN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140-hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdvanced Critical Care NursingPrescribedCarlson, K.K 2009SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsThelan's Critical Care Nursing (OR below)PrescribedUrden, L D, Stacy, K M, Lough, M E 2006MOSBY, SYDNEY

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