SPECIALIST NURSING PRACTICE

NSM4SNP

2021

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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

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

PrerequisitesNSM4CNE AND (NSM4TNC OR NSM4TEN OR NSM4TOC OR NSM4TCN OR NSM4TAC OR NSM4TIC)
Students must be admitted in the following course: HMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W.

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherElsevier

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcCance, K., Huether, S., Brashers, L. & Rote, N.

Year2014

Edition/Volume7th Ed

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Perform in-depth assessments and make & develop informed, independent judgements to develop plans in response to complex scenarios.
02. Apply specialty knowledge, skills &/or equipment/technology to complex scenarios to the depth and breadth required of a beginning specialist.
03. Critically analyse current knowledge, data and processes in specialty in order to inform your practice in complex situations.
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.
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.
06. Critically evaluate and apply available evidence to inform best practice in specialty area.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Four 6.00 h 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.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 192.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 7.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1000 word written assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

5000 word equivalent case presentation, using specified media. Contains two parts: 
Part A: Oral Case Presentation in clinical environment 2000 words equivalent
Part B: Written Case Presentation 3000 words

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

2000 word equivalent examination. Hurdle 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 area.

N/AOther written examIndividualYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

1000 word equivalent clinical appraisal. Hurdle 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.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Four 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
4 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 192.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
2 days/week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 7.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
7-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1000 word written assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

5000 word equivalent case presentation, using specified media. Contains two parts: 
Part A: Oral Case Presentation in clinical environment 2000 words equivalent
Part B: Written Case Presentation 3000 words

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

2000 word equivalent examination. Hurdle 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 area.

N/AOther written examIndividualYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

1000 word equivalent clinical appraisal. Hurdle 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.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6