University of Technology Sydney

92471 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Care of the Older Person

6cp; 4 X 5.5hrs workshops for 4 weeks
Requisite(s): (92438 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92450 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92024 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92322 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92454 Medical Surgical Nursing)) OR ((93211 Clinical Practice 2B OR 93225 Clinical Practice 2B) AND (93207 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A OR 93200 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A) AND (93224 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B OR 93210 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B) AND (93214c Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A OR 93228c Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.



92472 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Community Health Nursing is not offered in 2024


Caring for an older person is a complex and yet fulfilling area of clinical expertise. The imminent rapidly ageing population brings a plethora of challenges and demands which this subject aims to further explore. Older person nursing is designed to promote specialty practice for students in caring for the complex needs of older persons in the community and in acute care settings. The framework of the subject is to develop complex skill profiles for supporting the needs of a deteriorating older person. Based on strong theoretical foundations, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of simulation activities.

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Spring session, City campus

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