This unit enables students to explore the speciality of cardiac nursing at an advanced undergraduate level. The content within the unit will expose students to advanced practice principles of cardiac nursing critically exploring the skills and knowledge required to provide care for cardiac patients across a range of conditions. Students will consolidate and build upon previous cardiac nursing knowledge provided in years one and two of the degree. The unit will include use of evidence base 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. Consolidate knowledge of cardiac patients and evidence based care provided;  
  2. Demonstrate understanding of common interventions in the diagnosis of cardiac conditions;  
  3. Demonstrate understanding of cardiac interventions with rationales;  
  4. Consolidate medication knowledge of cardiac management and patient care;  
  5. Explain cardiac conditions across the life span;  
  6. Provide evidence of reflective practice in group discussions;  
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in information literacy and academic writing.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Four (4) Online tests (30 mins 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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