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NS5801 - Cardiac Nursing 1

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

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

Students must be employed minimum 0.6FTE in a Coronary Care Unit for the duration of this subject

This subject explores the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required by registered nurses when caring for patients with a cardiac health problem. Content includes managing the physical and psychosocial needs for patients with cardiovascular health problems, clinical problem-solving and introduction to technological interventions. Competency-based clinical assessment will occur during the clinical practice component of the subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply a problem-solving approach to plan and implement individualised nursing care for cardiac patients;
  • apply knowledge and skills to implement and evaluate contemporary cardiac nursing practice in relation to patient and family-centred care;
  • critically assess and monitor cardiac patients within the context of a technological environment.

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;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.

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.