Special Care of the Newborn
This course allows students to broaden their understanding and knowledge of the neonate requiring additional health support and treatment. Care may be in an obstetric unit, special care nursery or level 2 section in an intensive care setting. The role of the nurse in assisting the neonate to optimal health is explored, within the context of family centred care.
Opportunity to establish individual learning needs specific to each student’s clinical context is given. Students are required to respond to clinical scenarios through critical analysis and reflection. It is expected that course participants will have some experience with neonates and have access to a special care or level 2 nursery.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The needs of the neonate requiring additional health support and treatment are explored in the context of the family. Problem based learning principles are applied to clinical scenarios in special care circumstances to allow the nurse to explore:
Module 1: Transition to extrauterine life;
Module 2: Assessment and management;
Module 3: Professional nursing practice in Special Care Nursery.
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology and sociology as related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated ANCI competencies.|
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for NURS6815|