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A

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study explores drug and alcohol addiction, treatment options and relapse prevention. Students will examine the concepts of therapeutic relationships and legal and ethical dimensions of caring for clients with addictions. Case management for clients with a drug and alcohol addiction...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study prepares students to plan, assess and manage patients receiving anaesthesia. Through a series of activities and readings, students will investigate the necessity of planning in peri-anaesthesia nursing.  A systematic approach to patient assessment and management is used, and...

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150 CPD Hours

This is the foundational neonatal unit of study. The purpose of this unit of study is for students to develop greater understanding of normal physiology which will in turn facilitate the development of advanced clinical assessment skills. This is achieved by providing essential grounding in...

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150 CPD Hours

The purpose of this unit of study is to link evidence based nursing to clinical practice and by using a ‘principles’ approach to learning. You will have the opportunity to explore the concepts of acute and chronic pain. Content covered in clinical guidelines, pain assessment, and investigations...

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150 CPD Hours

The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite unit of study Applied neonatal physiology (071). Students are challenged to consider issues specifically related to assessment, growth and normal development of the neonate. This unit of...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study takes a case study approach to clinical assessment to promote a better understanding of the ageing process, theories of ageing and changes in physiology. It is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge that will be needed to effectively assess older people...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to facilitate the development of the audiometry nurse’s understanding of the hearing process and client assessment. Content covered within this unit of study includes the anatomy, physiology and pathology of hearing, alterations to hearing, assessment and...

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B

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study relates to haemopoeitic stem cell transplantation (peripheral blood and bone marrow) and includes physiology of transplant immunology, patient and donor transplant work up, review of common transplant protocols, treatment and management strategies. The psychological impact of...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study addresses treatment options relevant to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. Topics localised treatments such as surgery and radiotherapy, systemic treatments include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and biological modifiers. Treatment induced side effects will also be...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for both breast specialist and generalist nurses. The unit of study reviews normal anatomy and physiology of the breast in relation to pathological findings associated with the different types of breast cancer. Global issues of epidemiology, aetiology, risk factors...

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C

150 CPD Hours

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 i.e.: advanced cardiopulmonary support, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, advanced cardiac pharmacology, valvular heart...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study has been designed to develop the nurse’s ability to manage patients receiving various systemic therapies for cancer. Systemic treatment regimens i.e. cytotoxic therapy, biotherapy, targeted therapies, hormonal therapy and supportive therapies. Integral to patient care is an...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to prepare paediatric nurses for the assessment and management of children and young adults who present with mental health problems. Particular reference is made to mental health nursing assessment and diagnostic categories of mental disorders. Case assessment,...

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150 CPD Hours

The aim of this unit of study is to help students explore child development within the theory and context of the family’s bio-psychosocial and cultural environment. Child and family health nurses working with families with infants and young children must have an in-depth understanding of a child...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study explores the impetus for change in conventional health service delivery and the issues related to providing health services for people with chronic disease. Nurses manage patients with chronic and complex issues and, in doing so, need to develop their knowledge and skills in...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for nurses working in the audiometry setting. The focus of this unit of study is on integration of theory to practice and the competencies required to work as an audiometry nurse. Concepts covered includes communication, professional standards, patient education...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to allow students to explore, consolidate and apply clinical knowledge of acute and chronic disorders that affect older people. Common disorders are grouped into a ‘syndromes’ approach referred to as the five ‘I’s: instability, immobility, incontinence,...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in the orthopaedic environment. The purpose of the unit of study is to examine the pathophysiology and management of patients with orthopaedic conditions with a focus on trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Content includes...

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150 CPD Hours

The unit of study is designed to advance existing communication skills and provide the student with the opportunity to develop additional strategies to improve their interpersonal skills when caring for patients facing various health challenges, such as life-limiting illnesses and life-...

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150 CPD Hours

The focus of this unit of study is the needs of the client with both substance use and other complex needs. The clients’ groups are young people, pregnant women, those with mental health needs, those under an involuntary treatment order and those who have blood born virus diseases. Students...

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150 CPD Hours

Urinary and faecal incontinence affect many patients across the age span; therefore, nurses working across a diversity of practice settings require an understanding of continence management to sensitively plan and implement care. This unit of study identifies key aspects of continence management...

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150 CPD Hours

Nurses are pivotal to providing a continuum of patient care and require knowledge and skills to work within a multidisciplinary team caring for patient’s once their initial intense treatments have completed. This unit of study explores the specialist breast care nurses’ role in the management of...

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D

150 CPD Hours

Day surgery is an increasingly popular option for patients requiring elective surgery. Modern day surgery has evolved considerably due to advances in both surgical and anaesthetic techniques, providing safe, efficient and cost effective patient care in today’s fast paced healthcare environment....

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses with a specific interest in, or who work with, clients who have dementia. It provides students with opportunities to develop new knowledge or extend their current knowledge in this challenging specialty. The unit of study explores what is and...

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150 CPD Hours

Advanced nursing practice requires not only an understanding of specialist or generalist clinical nursing knowledge but also broader notions of professional practice, health policy and research. This unit of study explores the notion of advanced nursing practice within the context of the health...

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150 CPD Hours

Drug and alcohol use impacts on the health and welfare of many Australians, health service delivery and the provision of nursing care across many settings. This unit of study aims to facilitate the development of the required knowledge and skills to enable the nurse to provide contemporary care...

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E

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in the emergency setting. Topics explored in this unit of study include triage, trauma management, medical and surgical presentations, mental health emergencies, disaster management, and stabilisation and transfer....

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F

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to deepen the student’s understanding of the complexity of contemporary child and family health nursing care in the community setting. The family is examined from a socio-ecological perspective and within the broader environment in which families live. Primary...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to form the basis for a sound understanding of financial management in health care. Funding arrangements in the Australian health care system, including economic principles and decision-making, and the implications of scarce resources, are outlined. Financial...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study explores the position and role of women from sociological, psychological and political perspectives. By reviewing the issues concerning the position of women, feminism (including the historical and current views) and the discourses surrounding women’s health, the student will...

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H

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to meet the learning needs of nurses caring for adults and children with haematological disorders in a variety of clinical areas, such as general wards, cancer care, palliative care and the community. The content aims to broaden the student’s theoretical knowledge...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to optimise the student’s understanding of what it is like to age in today’s society. It provides an opportunity to critically evaluate attitudes, myths and stereotypes associated with ageing, giving students the opportunity to explore the challenges that an ageing...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of specific and essential aspects of human resource management. Topics include managing people and employee relations, performance management, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development. This unit of study also...

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I

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study aims to develop student’s knowledge and skills in all aspects of infant and child nutrition and feeding, and develop nurses who can work in partnership with the family to promote and maintain breastfeeding and advise on the ongoing nutritional requirements of infants and young...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study provides students with opportunities to consolidate and expand their clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the specialty of the instrument and circulating nurse in the context of perioperative nursing. It concentrates on patient care in the perioperative environment...

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study explores advanced assessment and management of patients requiring intensive care nursing. Topics explored in this unit of study include multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, infection control issues in intensive care, advanced concepts in haemodynamic monitoring, further...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study introduces students to leadership and management in the modern Australian health care system. Theoretical ideas around management, leadership, and organisations are introduced. Students will reflect on organisational culture and motivation. The student will be asked to apply...

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M

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to facilitate the development of the nurses’ understanding of the medical imaging environment. Content covered within this unit of study includes imaging modalities, nursing responsibilities includes pre-procedure, during and post-procedure, safety, medications and...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study examines the historical, social, economic and cultural influences on men’s health. Themes explored include the epidemiology of men’s health and the historical events and cultural contexts that have shaped men and their roles in contemporary society. Students analyse popular...

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N

150 CPD Hours

The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite units of study. This unit of study considers issues specifically related to the special needs of the new-born and family admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Such babies are often...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is aimed at students caring for critically unwell/unstable infants. This unit of study is designed for nurses employed within specialist neonatal units attached to delivery services or within children’s hospitals that provide care for neonates with anomalies, high risk infants...

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150 CPD Hours

The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite unit of study Applied neonatal physiology (071). Throughout all sections there is an underlying theme of individualised, family focused developmentally supportive care which is an essential...

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P

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills required by nurses who care for critically ill or injured paediatric patients presenting to the emergency department. Themes covered within the unit of study include; an introduction to professional practice for...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study has been designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in a specialist paediatric intensive care setting. Topics explored in this unit of study include advanced concepts in haemodynamic monitoring, ventilation, analgesia and sedation, management of complex cardiac...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to enhance the knowledge of nurses who care for infants, children and adolescents experiencing pain. The themes include pain physiology, types of pain including; acute, chronic, cancer, and procedural pain, and developmentally appropriate pain assessment. Pain...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study prepares students to assess and manage patients in the initial recovery period following surgery or an anaesthetic procedure. Issues and content covered in this unit of study provide students with an opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills, especially in airway...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study provides the student with the opportunity to explore the role of the nurse across a diversity of perioperative settings, as well as identifying professional issues related to specialist perioperative practice. The unit of study considers contemporary and professional issues...

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150 CPD Hours

Practice nurses require diverse and specialist skills and knowledge so they can work collaboratively in the general practice environment. The role of the practice nurse is expanding with new models of care building on their knowledge and skills in primary health care, care coordination and...

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150 CPD Hours

Primary health care encompasses many diverse areas of practice for nurses - for example community nursing, occupational health, general practice and community outreach programs. This unit of study will examine the nurses’ role in primary health care through exploring the students’ application of...

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150 CPD Hours

The unit of study is designed to advance the acute care nurses ability to assess and manage acutely ill adults. Concepts explored in this unit of study will focus on factors used for the assessment and management of the deteriorating patient.

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study focuses on the assessment and management of infants, children and young people with acute illness/injury in the hospital setting. Building on the students’ foundational knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology, and childhood development, the content is presented using a body...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the nature of critical illness and the role of a nurse in meeting the needs of patient with life threatening conditions. The unit of study allows the students to acquire advanced clinical knowledge that...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the importance of infection prevention and control within the workplace. Students examine the issues related to legislation, quality, prevention, transmission and management of infections. Students will explore some of the specific...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in a variety of orthopaedic environments. Patient assessment and clinical manifestations of patients presenting with musculoskeletal/traumatic conditions are examined. Adult learning principles are used to address topics such as:...

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150 CPD Hours

Operating suite management involves the comprehensive use of resources as well as the management of people. This unit of study aims to equip students with the fundamental principles of management and the skills required to manage the unique operating suite environment. Students will review...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study addresses the pathophysiology and systemic implications for the patient experiencing renal disease/injury. There is exploration of the cause and effect of symptomatology as well as consideration of management strategies to minimise symptom progression. There is a strong focus...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study has been designed for nurses working in a renal dialysis unit who wish to expand their understanding of the complex care requirements of a patient undergoing renal replacement therapy. It encompasses exploration of the physiological and mechanical principles behind treatment...

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150 CPD Hours

Introduces the student to the multifaceted role of the Stomal therapy nurse as well as well as providing a theoretical basis for clinical practice and competency development in stoma care. Normal anatomy and physiology and some common pathophysiology that may necessitate stoma formation are...

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150 CPD Hours

The unit of study explores the role of the aged care nurse across a diversity of settings, as well as identifying specialist knowledge and skills related to advanced clinical practice. Students will explore professional issues such as ethics, legislation, euthanasia, guardianship, restraint,...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in a variety of orthopaedic environments. It addresses contemporary professional issues facing the orthopaedic nurse in a changing health care environment. The unit of study promotes new ways of thinking and learning and addresses such...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to introduce paediatric nurses to the professional issues faced within contemporary paediatric nursing practice. Examples of such issues include: professional roles, advanced practice, competency standards, critical thinking and reflection, evidence based practice...

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150 CPD Hours

The purpose of this unit of study is to explore the professional role of stomal therapy nurses as well as providing opportunities for clinical practice and competency development. Students will gain an understanding of advanced nursing practice within the context of stomal therapy nursing and...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to introduce you to the professional issues you face within contemporary acute care nursing practice. The unit of study will promote new ways of thinking and learning, developing your teaching and mentoring abilities, enhancing your communication skills, and...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to address the diversity of needs for professional practice and development in the variety of contexts and geographical locations in which cancer care nurses work. It champions contemporary evidence based practice in cancer care relevant to professional practice,...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to introduce students to the professional issues they will face within the context of contemporary child and family health nursing practice. The unit of study will explore professional roles, competency standards, critical thinking and reflection, evidence based...

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150 CPD Hours

Critical care nurses work as members of multidisciplinary teams where leadership, mentoring and teamwork are vital in achieving a safe working environment. The purpose of this unit of study is to develop an understanding of evidence based nursing practice, application to provide optimum patient...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to introduce neonatal nurses and midwives to the professional issues faced within contemporary neonatal practice. This unit of study is based upon the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN) (2012) domains for neonatal nursing.

150 CPD Hours

In this unit of study students examine the social determinants of health in the context of drug and alcohol use and social and government policy responses. Collaborative models, stakeholder participation and health promotion activities are explored. Students gain an overarching view of drug and...

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Q

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses as an introduction to quality management. The promotion and maintenance of quality is vital to all aspects of health care. Specific emphasis is given to the difficulties in managing quality in the Australian health care environment and to the...

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S

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study aims to expand the student’s undergraduate understanding of applied clinical physiology to that of an advanced level. This is achieved through the linking of complex theoretical concepts to clinical practice by utilisation of diverse clinical case scenarios. The students are...

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150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed for nurses working in a variety of settings such as general wards, specialist oncology and haematology units, outpatient departments, acute care, palliative care and the community. Content covers symptoms and complications experienced in advanced diseases,...

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W

150 CPD Hours

This unit of study is designed to promote the development of advanced knowledge and skills in wound management. It revises the anatomy and physiology of the skin, examines the physiology of wound healing, wound assessment, principles of wound management and explores specific types of wounds and...

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