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) review the incidence and complexity of cardiovascular disorders associated with modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and related metabolic comorbidities||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||7|
|Theme 2: Valvular heart disease||b) discuss the importance of focused assessment, continuous haemodynamic monitoring and advanced cardiovascular support||Assessment 2: Essay (1,500 words literature critique)||30%||5|
|Theme 3: Advanced cardiac pharmacology||c) evaluate surgical, interventional and pharmacological management of coronary vasculature, conductive system and valvular disorders||Assessment 3: Case analysis (3,500 words)||60%||10|
|Theme 4: Diagnostic cardiology||d) critically appraise health education protocols, secondary prevention strategies and subsequent palliation of chronic cardiovascular pathophysiology|
|Theme 5: Interventional cardiology & surgical management of heart disease||e) analyse multi-disciplinary care objectives inclusive of disability, mental health and cultural safety dimensions in complex clinical situations|
|Theme 6: Heart failure||f) critically reflect on own practice and the need to maintain a cohesive, coordinated and high-functioning cardiovascular care team|
|Theme 7: Secondary prevention strategies|
Cardiac Nursing (067) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.