This unit enables students to explore the speciality of neonatal nursing at an advanced undergraduate level. The content within the unit will expose students to principles of neonatal nursing and critically explore the skills and knowledge required to provide care for neonatal patients and their families across a range of common complications associated with neonates and prematurity. The unit will include use of evidence based practice, ethics, critical thinking and analysis   

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HNB3141 - Nursing and Complex Care

RBM2202 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explain a range of common neonatal conditions across the neonatal period;  
  2. Examine evidence based care of neonatal patients and their families;  
  3. Articulate the assessment, diagnosis and collaborative management of neonatal conditions including rationales;  
  4. Illustrate knowledge and understanding of medication management of neonatal conditions;  
  5. Provide evidence of reflective practice, problem solving and critical thinking in group discussions;  
  6. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in information literacy and academic writing.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Four (4) Online Tests (30 minutes each) 40%
Assignment Written assessment (2000 words) 60%
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must achieve an aggregate score of 50%.

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