This unit of study is designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in the cardiac critical care setting. Topics explored in this unit of study include: advanced cardiopulmonary support, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, advanced cardiac pharmacology, valvular heart disease, diagnostic and interventional cardiology, surgical management of heart disease and secondary prevention strategies.
|Unit of study code||067|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
GC single unit of study (single unit only available for graduates of Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent)
|Pre-requisite||Students are required to be working in an area that has critical care cardiac patients.
Single unit only available for graduates of Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent.
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Maria Baric MACN
|Content||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: Heart disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus||a) recognise the complexity and the dynamic nature of heart disease in relation to risk factors and comorbidities||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||7|
|Theme 2: Valvular heart disease||b) discuss the need for cardiovascular focused clinical assessment and diagnostic procedures||Assessment 2: Essay (1,500 words literature critique)||30%||5|
|Theme 3: Advanced cardiac pharmacology||c) analyse the current pharmacotherapy, interventional and surgical management options for patients with cardiac diseases||Assessment 3: Case analysis (3,500 words)||60%||10|
|Theme 4: Diagnostic cardiology||d) integrate the knowledge of advanced concepts in haemodynamic monitoring and cardiovascular support to prevent complications and optimise patient outcomes|
|Theme 5: Interventional cardiology & surgical management of heart disease||e) evaluate the health education needs of patients undergoing diagnostic, interventional and surgical cardiac procedures|
|Theme 6: Heart failure||f) critically appraise the chronic and progressive nature of cardiac pathophysiology, use of assessment tools and multidisciplinary support needed for patient management|
|Theme 7: Secondary prevention strategies||g) evaluate secondary prevention strategies to optimise long term health outcomes|
|h) discuss the cultural, ethnic, age and gender issues in relation to the care of a patient with cardiovascular disease.|
Cardiac Nursing (067) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2020 Non-member price||2020 Member price (10% discount)|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.