CARE OF THE NEONATE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

NSM4NSN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on earlier theoretical and clinical experiences of the normal newborn, and be introduced to the common conditions of the more complex neonate, that may require admission to the special care nursery. You will encounter and learn to recognise the conditions, and gain the necessary knowledge and skills, to provide appropriate care for the premature, sick or 'at risk' infant. Issues relating to parenting infants, who have complex needs, will be explored, and you will build on their interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. The relationships between maternal conditions and their effects on the infant, and the impact of the birth of a premature or sick infant on the health industry, the local community and society are also considered.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HGMID or HGMIDB and passed NSM4MFA and NSM4MID OR Must be admitted in HGMW or HGMWB and have passed NSM4MFP and NSM4MID

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must have secured a clinical hospital placement.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Merenstein and Gardener: Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGardner, Cater, Enzman-Hines And Hernandez

Year2016

Edition/Volume8th Ed

PublisherMosby

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Neonatology at a Glance

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLissauer and Fanaroff

Year2015

Edition/Volume3rd Ed

PublisherBlackwell Publishing

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required90 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. Provide safe and effective care in the clinical setting for newborns who are premature, sick or 'at risk'.
02. Support and educate families whose infants require specialised neonatal care.
03. Anticipate and identify infants who are 'at risk' of complications in the neonatal period.
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 premature, sick, 'at-risk' newborn.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 30-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 classes to be scheduled simultaneously.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 31
One 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 classes to be scheduled simultaneously

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 31
Five 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 50
One 90.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students complete 90 hours of clinical practicum.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 50
Ten 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via online.
Students will access online modules via LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2,500-word written assignment.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour examination.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words). Hurdle requirement - students must complete at least 2 Clinical Assessments Tools (CAT) for midwifery students related to care of the neonate with special needs.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (equivalent 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 30-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Adamopoulos

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 31
One 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 groups to be scheduled simultaneously. Labs to be scheduled after weeks 30-31 lectures.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 groups to be scheduled simultaneously.

LectureWeek: 30 - 31
Four 3.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 38 - 38
Two 3.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 50
One 90.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students complete 90-hours of clinical practicum.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 50
Ten 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via online.
Students will access online modules via LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2,500-word written assignment.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour examination.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words). Hurdle requirement - students must complete at least 2 Clinical Assessments Tools (CAT) for midwifery students related to care of the neonate with special needs.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (equivalent 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4