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NS5225 - Care of the 'At Risk' Newborn

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will develop theoretical knowledge of the 'at risk' newborn. This knowledge will be applied with a family centred focus within the clinical practice setting. The knowledge gained will enable the practitioner to interpret signs elicited by the 'at risk' newborn, identify the related anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological processes and evaluate the outcomes of a plan of care.

Learning Outcomes

  • utilise research in the development of a family centred plan of care within a framework of cultural safety;
  • critically analyse the outcomes of a plan of care and foster health promotion as a life long outcome;
  • gain knowledge of the anatomical, physiological processes related to an 'at risk' newborn;
  • develop an understanding of how pre-pregnancy conditions, pregnancy and birth relates to the anatomical and physiological processes in the 'at risk' newborn;
  • interpret the pathophysiological processes occurring in the 'at risk' newborn.


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Gillian Harris.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); (50%).

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