Critical Care Advanced Practice PG (9665.2)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the impact of critical illness on patients, families, and multidisciplinary teams; and develop strategies to address the issues involved;
2. Discuss the contemporary social, political, ethical and legal factors that influence the delivery of advanced nursing care provided in critical care settings; and
3. Employ a problem solving approach to design, and implement and evaluate plans of care to meet the needs of critically ill patients and their families.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
This unit follows on from Critical Care Essentials and endeavours to develop the ability to integrate physiological principles with specialist clinical nursing knowledge. It provides the student with the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge about nursing practice issues to their area of interest.
- 9294 Critical Care Specialty Practice PG.
Equivalent units9294 Critical Care Specialty Practice PG.
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Textbooks are available at the University library.
Readings from journals and adjunct texts will be provided on the 9665 Canvas site via Reading Lists. However, students are strongly encouraged to either purchase or have ready access to the below texts to complete and consolidate their knowledge around the concepts addressed in this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To achieve a pass grade in the unit requires
- All assessments must be submitted, and Overall pass grade (50%)
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for all assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with the faculty of health guidelines and the University assessment procedures document https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures).
Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students undertaking this unit are expected to demonstrate a high level of professional engagement with the content provided on Canvas, inclusive of reviewing lecture, readings, and activities. These are provided and constructed to support student success in this unit.
Students will be expected to use the unit Canvas site on a regular basis. Students are encouraged to check the Canvas site at least twice weekly. The Canvas site is the primary point of contact and communication with the teaching team. Announcements relating to any aspect of the unit, including assessment, will be posted onto the Canvas Announcements. Students are encouraged to post questions related to the unit or content onto the Discussion Board in the first instance. Questions of a private or sensitive nature can be emailed directly to the unit convener.
Workbooks, online podcasts, resources and any formative assessments such as quizzes will be posted onto Canvas and will be found in weekly Modules. Assessment information can be found in the unit outline and on the Canvas site. Student will be required to upload assessments directly to Canvas.
If you have found a useful resource, you are welcome to post a useful link on the Canvas discussion board. Please familiarise yourself with Canvas and use the Canvas help options as required.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact the Unit convenor if they wish to enact this plan for support with assessments or classroom engagement or Online engagement
To undertake this unit of study students must actively engage with the lectures, reading materials and Canvas activities.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet and upload assessments and contribute to discussion forums via the 9665 Canvas site. This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
Work placement, internships or practicums