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NS5740 - Advanced Medical Nursing

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

This subject provides a framework for applying advanced nursing practice theory and competencies within a specific clinical environment. Topics include the role of the advanced medical nurse, linking competencies to individual practice, advanced problem solving, discharge planning, management of the complex patient, and elective topics in rehabilitation, health promotion and ECG interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply advanced practice theory to the care of patients with medical diagnoses;
  • demonstrate advanced problem-solving skills, using an evidence-based approach;
  • identify knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with advanced nursing practice;
  • recognise contemporary trends in the clinical management of medical patients.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.