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NURSING 7031 - Foundations of Critical Care

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 6
Term: 3810
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Restriction: Available to M.NSc and G.DipNurSc students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Search strategy, essay, quizzes, exam, clinical skills diary

This course introduces the advanced practice nurse to the provision of care in the critical care setting. The concepts of assessment of the critically ill patient and the initial prioritising of care will be explored. The nursing and medical science related to the cardiac and pulmonary systems will be discussed in detail. The theoretical concepts and knowledge gained will enable the advanced practice nurse to engage in discussions regarding the principles of critical care nursing. It will have both theoretical and clinical components supported by classroom teaching. Students will also be expected to complete a range of clinical competencies throughout the course.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3810 Mon 12/03/2018 Sat 31/03/2018 Fri 04/05/2018 Fri 08/06/2018

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12287 LE01 90 19 1 Mar - 1 Mar Thursday 8am - 12pm AHMS, G033, Lecture Theatre 2
8 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 8am - 1pm AHMS, G033, Lecture Theatre 2
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 8am - 1pm AHMS, G033, Lecture Theatre 2