1 x 150-hour clinical placement per semester
1 x 92-hour independent study per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
NURS9027 - Integrated Professional Practice 1
Enrolment not permitted
NURS9017 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Competencies, Reflective piece, Viva voce
Topic description

This topic focuses on the advanced clinical assessment which is essential in formulating diagnoses and developing patient management plans. The topic focuses on a systems approach to assessment which takes the student from broad anatomy and physiology principles, the assessment skills required for the examination of each body system, and which then focuses on the specific pathophysiology of the student's context of practice. Students will use this knowledge to expand and consolidate assessment skills required for their specialty practice area.

Students will be required to nominate their own supervisors who can assist in the clinical learning and assessment requirements of this topic. The supervisor will be provided with a handbook with detailed requirements of the clinical learning activities. Regular communication between lecturer and supervisor will be maintained.

Educational aims

This topic aims to consolidate the professional and clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide leadership in advanced nursing practice and to apply the consolidated knowledge, skills and attitudes in the relevant clinical setting.

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

  1. Undertake comprehensive health assessments which include physical, emotional and social aspects of the patient/client
  2. Formulate a diagnosis from which to develop a health management plan for the patient/client
  3. Critical analysis of the literature that supports a health assessment
  4. Demonstrate advanced clinical practice and apply the NPS to a patient cohort
  5. Evaluate outcomes to improve practice
  6. Evaluate therapeutic interventions based on accurate knowledge of the characteristics and concurrent therapies of the person receiving care
  7. Critically analyse and reflect on progress towards achieving the cultural capabilities of respect, communication, advocacy, and safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  8. Demonstrate integrated care planning and identify essential elements of collaboration