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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to further develop and demonstrate integrated competence regarding complex nursing challenges. Students will be required to demonstrate high level assessment, planning and interventions skills in response to complex and challenging care situations.

Unit content

  • Triage assessment
  • Emergency procedures
    • Advanced life support
    • Paediatric resuscitation
  • Complex paediatric medication administration
  • Shock and system failure / advanced IV management 
  • Venepuncture
  • Medications and technologies in the care and management of acute trauma and shock disorders
  • Advanced airway management
    • Endotracheal tubes
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Drug-induced psychosis
  • Dealing with intoxication and withdrawal states
  • Pharmacological concepts in the management of psychiatric emergencies and intoxication and withdrawal states

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate comprehensive and timely assessment skills in acute and emergency situationsKnowledge of a discipline
2interpret and respond to patient presentations in simulated emergency situationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3synthesise knowledge and skills to safely administer medications in complex settingsKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate leadership capabilities in managing teamsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate comprehensive and timely assessment skills in acute and emergency situations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. interpret and respond to patient presentations in simulated emergency situations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. synthesise knowledge and skills to safely administer medications in complex settings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate leadership capabilities in managing teams
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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