SPECIALIST NURSING PRACTICE

NSM4SNP

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will focus on complex scenarios that require an ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a multifaceted situation relevant to their specialty area. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented professional practice. Students will be able to make high level independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Students will continue to refine and develop their academic skills to undertake further studies at more advanced levels in their specialty. 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.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMN and must have passed all subjects in: NSM4CNE and must have passed one of the following: NSM4TEN or NSM4TIC or NSM4TCN or NSM4TOC or NSM4TNC or NSM4TAC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions As per course entry requirements the student must be employed 2 days/week throughout semester in their area of specialty.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children (7th Ed).PrescribedMcCance, K., Huether, S., Brashers, L. & Rote, N. (2014)Elsevier
ReadingsACCCN's Critical Care Nursing (3rd Edition)PrescribedAitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W. (2016)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Perform in-depth assessments and make & develop informed, independent judgements to develop plans in response to complex scenarios.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

02. Apply specialty knowledge, skills &/or equipment/technology to complex scenarios to the depth and breadth required of a beginning specialist.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

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

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

04. Communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues, clients/patients & the public in a variety of situations within your specialty setting in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

05. Perform effective independent work & work as an influential team member in a variety of situations within specialty setting in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

06. Critically evaluate and apply available evidence to inform best practice in specialty area.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiranda Buck

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 192.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"2 days/week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"7-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word written assessment20 01, 02
5000 word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaContains two parts: Part A: Oral Case Presentation in clinical environment 2000 words equivalent Part B: Written Case Presentation 3000 words50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2000 word equivalent examinationHurdle Requirement. Students must achieve a pass mark for this assessment in order to pass the subject as it will assess their knowledge regarding professional practice in their specialty area30 01, 02, 04, 05
1000 word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject as their professional practice will be assessed in the clinical environment. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiranda Buck

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 192.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"2 days/week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"7-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word written assessment20 01, 02
5000 word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaContains two parts: Part A: Oral Case Presentation in clinical environment 2000 words equivalent Part B: Written Case Presentation 3000 words50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2000 word equivalent examinationHurdle Requirement. Students must achieve a pass mark for this assessment in order to pass the subject as it will assess their knowledge regarding professional practice in their specialty area30 01, 02, 04, 05
1000 word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject as their professional practice will be assessed in the clinical environment. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06