This unit of study aims to enable students to advance their knowledge and specialist skills and develop the core competencies required to care for people in the acute care setting. Students will build on existing knowledge and experience and be supported to evaluate current practice critically. This unit of study aims to develop essential assessment and management skills and build your understanding of caring for acutely unwell people.
|Acute Care Nursing|
|Unit of study code||343|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Ashley Page MACN
|Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Introduction to acute care nursing||a) discuss the dynamic nature of acute illnesses and the related assessment findings in recognition and management of clinical deterioration||Assessment 1: Contributions to online discussions||10%||2, 8|
|Theme 2: Recognising and responding to acute care concerns||b) interpret specialist knowledge, assessment skills and information to support an improved standard of care||Assessment 2: Fishbone diagram||10%||4|
|Theme 3: Assessment in acute care||c) propose advanced clinical decision-making skills related to the care of people with acute illness or injury||Assessment 3: Critique of evidence – Literature critique||40%||6|
|Theme 4: Management of acute care persons and some common conditions||d) critically analyse management strategies informed by contemporary evidence and current clinical guidelines||Assessment 4: Poster presentation and Essay||40%||10|
|e) conceptualise the strategies of collaborative partnerships and their impact on person-centred care|
|f) critically reflect on your practice concerning cultural safety and the delivery of equitable and respectful healthcare|
Acute Care Nursing (343) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.