12 x 1-hour lectures per semester
12 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
12 x 3-hour on-line exercises per semester
1 Admission into GCACNGCC-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Critical Care)
1a Admission into GCACNGEN-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Emergency)
1b Admission into GDPNGCC-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Critical Care)
1c Admission into GDPNGEN-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency)
1d Admission into GDPNGHD-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (High Dependency)
1e Admission into GDPNGPD-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Paediatrics)
1f Admission into MNGCC-Master of Nursing (Critical Care)
1g Admission into MNGCD-Master of Nursing (Cardiac)
1h Admission into MNGEN-Master of Nursing (Emergency)
1i Admission into MNGHD-Master of Nursing (High Dependency)
1j Admission into MNGPD-Master of Nursing (Paediatrics)
1k Admission into MNG/CR-Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)
1l Admission into GCACNG-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing
1m Admission into GDPNGAC-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Acute Care)
1n Admission into MNGMH-Master of Nursing (Mental Health)
1o Admission into GCACNGMH-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Mental Health)
1p Admission into MNGAC-Master of Nursing (Acute Care)
1q Admission into GDPNGMH-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health)
1r Admission into GCCCNG-Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
1s Admission into GCNGU-Graduate Certificate in Nursing
1t Admission into GDPNGU-Graduate Diploma in Nursing
1u Admission into MNGP-Master of Nursing - 1.5 years
1v Admission into MNG-Master of Nursing - 2 years
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v))
Assignments; Tests
Topic description

In this topic students will develop specialised knowledge and skills to enable application and critical analysis of concepts and theories relating to the recognition, response and management and care of the acute, complex and/or critically ill deteriorating patient in acute health care settings.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop specialised knowledge and clinical reasoning regarding management of the complex, acute and critically ill deteriorating patient in acute health settings.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critique specialised theories and concepts of acute and/or critical illness related to clinical deterioration and apply to practice
  2. Justify clinical interventions for achieving quality and safety in patient outcomes
  3. Identify clinical patterns occurring in complex acutely ill and/or critically ill deteriorating patient and draw inferences from these to inform practice
  4. Articulate their role and responsibilities as a member of an inter-professional team