Clinical Practice A
This core course will provide Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) students with the opportunity to develop their scope of practice as an essential part of the clinical governance framework. Students will examine legal, ethical and cultural frameworks and the place of the nurse practitioner in the structure of modern healthcare. The development of clinical guidelines is a means of translating research into practice with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes and optimising client care.
This course will provide students from all other Master programs with the opportunity to develop their role within a clinical context. Students will examine legal, ethical and cultural frameworks and their role in the structure of modern healthcare. The development of clinical guidelines is a means of translating research into practice with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes and optimising client care.
All students in this course will critically appraise the use of clinical guidelines in their specialty practice utilising an advanced search strategy.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
All students will cover the following topics:
1. Advanced literature searching skills /critical appraisal of current literature to provide a sound knowledge base relevant to the students scope of practice or clinical context;
2. Key issues associated with scope of practice/ clinical context using available literature and the principles of evidence based practice;
3. The political and socio-cultural factors that influence scope of practice/ clinical context, policy and legislation governing clinical practice and professional boundaries;
4. Issues associated with the implementation and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines; and
5. Guidelines for the development of a scholarly presentation commensurate with postgraduate level studies.
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of knowledge within a clinical context, discipline specific theories, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches within the health care context, concepts and theories relevant to practice, and current contemporary issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Competent use of an electronic citation manager e.g. EndNote|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for NURS6621|