Course Title: Paediatric Nursing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Paediatric Nursing

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2099

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

NURS2099

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

NURS2109

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

NURS2110

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2099

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

NURS2099

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Sacha Petersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7554

Course Coordinator Email: sacha.petersen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.013


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Course Description

This course will provide an introduction into the specialty nursing practice of acute paediatric care. It will focus on the assessment and management of children, in particular the deteriorating child, the context of the family. This course is designed to provide an insight into this speciality area of practice, especially if you are considering a career in paediatric nursing.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Nursing Program BP032 in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse:

2: Practices within a professional and ethical nursing framework

3: Practices within an evidence-based framework

7: Provides comprehensive, safe and effective evidence based nursing care to achieve identified individual / group outcomes

8: Evaluates progress towards expected individual / group health outcomes in consultation with individuals / groups, significant others and interdisciplinary team

9: Establishes, maintains and appropriately concludes therapeutic relationships

(Reference : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse)


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the professional and ethical behaviours consistent with paediatric practice
  2. Demonstrate through assessment and interpretation of findings, that you understand how a child differs in anatomy and physiology to an adult
  3. Demonstrate the ability to obtain information from a parent – guardian, regarding a child’s condition
  4. Apply pharmacological knowledge and management (including medication calculations) of paediatric medication
  5. Apply theoretical aspects of Paediatric nursing to support safe and evidenced-based practice in caring for simulated paediatric patients
  6. Review the context of life limiting illness as it applies to the paediatric patient


Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher Guided Hours: 36 per semester - comprising 18 hours of lectures, 18 hours of laboratory practice

Learner Directed Hours: 84 per semester - comprised of independent learning, completion of readings, case study and self-learning materials and skills practice in the clinical nursing laboratories.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Where possible all selected material will be digitally available to you. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes such as Echo360, Discussion Board or workshops and group work. These modes will be utilised at the discretion of your lecturer. RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems accessed via your myRMIT site.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Simulation history taking

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 5

Assessment Task 2: Written Case Study critical analysis essay (including review of literature) 2000 -2500 words

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Final Exam- MCQ and Short Answer test including paediatric medication calculation questions

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

 

Practical

Record 80% attendance for timetabled clinical laboratories. Attendance at skills laboratory sessions is compulsory for students and a class roll will be kept. A medical certificate or equivalent must be provided to the course coordinator if any session is missed. Negotiation will then occur as to whether the course coordinator will permit a makeup session.