CARE OF THE NEONATE WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

MID3NCN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine the beginnings of life from conception through to the first 28 days following birth and builds on the earlier clinical and theoretical exposure to the normal newborn. The subject is designed to encourage you to develop further understanding of the conditions associated with the 'at risk' infant. You will have the opportunity to acquire and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and give appropriate care for the 'at risk', sick or premature infant. They will explore issues relation to parenting for health infants and infants who have complex needs due to pathology. You will build upon interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. The relationships between maternal conditions and the effects on the infant, the impact to the health industry, local community and society surrounding the birth of a premature or abnormal infant are also considered.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Adamopoulos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB and must have passed one subject in: MID2PCN or MID2PNC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Neonatology at a glance

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLissauer, T and Fanaroff, A A

Year2015

Edition/Volume3rd EDN

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGardner,S L, Carter, B, Enzman-Hines, M I and Hernandez, J A, eds

Year2010

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherMOSBY

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required120 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Support and educate families whose infants require specialised neonatal care.
02. Anticipate and identify infants who are at risk of complications in the neonatal period.
03. Provide safe and effective care in the clinical setting for newborns who are premature, sick or at risk.
04. Consult and refer newborns who are premature, sick or at-risk to other health professionals as needed.
05. Provide care to families with a sick, premature or at-risk newborn.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Adamopoulos

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 10
Three 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab class needs to occur AFTER the first synchronous online class

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 11 - 22
One 120.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students complete 120 hours of clinical practicum.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
Four 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Schedule morning classes Mon - Thu

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Fifteen 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students complete an additional 15 hours in online modules and online lectures.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written assignment (2000 words equivalent)2000 word report exploring common neonatal conditions requiring special care

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online Quiz 30 minutes (500 words equivalent)
Online quiz assessing pathophysiology and treatment of neonatal conditions in the context of illness and/or prematurity.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Clinical Practicum (120 hours) (2000 words equivalent)
Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (120 hours) and complete 4 MCAT skills.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Week 06-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 6 - 6
Three 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab class needs to occur AFTER the first synchronous online class

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 9 - 23
One 120.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 9 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students complete 120 hours of clinical practicum.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 6
Four 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via online.
Schedule morning classes Mon - Thu

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Fifteen 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Students complete an additional 15 hours in online modules and online lectures

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written assignment (2000 words equivalent)2000 word report exploring common neonatal conditions requiring special care

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online Quiz 30 minutes (500 words equivalent)
Online quiz assessing pathophysiology and treatment of neonatal conditions in the context of illness and/or prematurity.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Clinical Practicum (120 hours) (2000 words equivalent)
Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (120 hours) and complete 4 MCAT skills.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5