ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE

NSG5ACP

2015

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

The subject will present physiology and pathophysiology of systems such as cardio-respiratory, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems required to undertake a comprehensive clinical assessment. The specialist topics of mental health and women's health will also be presented. Students will be able to provide sound rationale of their assessment findings, ordered laboratory tests and plan of care using advanced clinical decision making by incorporating NP competencies into their practice. The subject will present the systems in terms of developmental stages from neonate to paediatric, to normal adult and the older adult.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorPauline Wong

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
ReadingsClinical ExaminationPrescribedTalley, N.J., O'Connor, S (2010)6TH EDN, LONDON:CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsClinical Orthopaedic ExaminationPrescribedMcRae, R (2010)6TH EDN CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE:SYDNEY
ReadingsLewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management in Clinical ProblemsRecommendedBrown, D & Edwards, H. (2008)2ND EDN, SYDNEY:MOSBY

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Distance Education, 2015, Semester 1, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPauline Wong

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 8.0 days problem based learning per study period and delivered via distance education.
"This subject is undertaken fully online via the Learning Management System (LMS), which is an internet-based environment and is easily accessible using a computer with a web browser at any of the University's campuses. Please refer to the following website for further information about technical requirements if you intend to use LMS from home: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/lms/requirements.html. Learning material equivalent to 50 hours of classroom learning."

Placement - Off Site
One 3.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"20 hours per week of clinical practice in the student's area of specialty practice."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,400 to 2,800-word essay40
One 3,600 to 4,200-word essay60

Distance Education, 2015, Semester 2, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPauline Wong

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 3.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"20 hours per week of clinical practice in the student's area of specialty practice."

Problem Based Learning
One 8.0 days problem based learning per study period and delivered via distance education.
"This subject is undertaken fully online via the Learning Management System (LMS), which is an internet-based environment and is easily accessible using a computer with a web browser at any of the University's campuses. Please refer to the following website for further information about technical requirements if you intend to use LMS from home: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/lms/requirements.html. Learning material equivalent to 50 hours of classroom learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,400 to 2,800-word essay40
One 3,600 to 4,200-word essay60