CLINICAL PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

NSM5CPR

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the concept of clinical governance and the use of evidence to improve the quality of health care offered. Students will apply the principles of evidence based practice in a critique of current clinical practice and forumlate a detailed plan for the conduct of a clinical audit as a means of investigating the effectiveness, appropriateness and feasibility of a clinical practice. Some students will elect to focus their studies on the use of evidence to inform and define a scope of clinical practice. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS. A limited number of online virtual tutorials may be offered to support student learning.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLes Fitzgerald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUsing evidence to guide nursing practicePrescribedCourtney, M. & McCutchen, H. (2010)2ND EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE ELSEVIER, MARRICKVILLE, NSW

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Online, 2014, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLes Fitzgerald

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Up to maximum 3-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word equivalent practicumHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass result for this practicum in order to pass this subject.0
One 1,000-word written assessment40
One 2,500-word written assessment60

Online, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLes Fitzgerald

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Up to maximum 3-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word equivalent practicumHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass result for this practicum in order to pass this subject.0
One 1,000-word written assessment40
One 2,500-word written assessment60