University of Technology Sydney

92878 Care of the Child in Illness and Disability

6cp; 7hrs x 3 days (compulsory workshops), 7hpw (independent study)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Clinical studies subject



This subject extends the student's theoretical knowledge for practice in paediatric nursing. The relationship between scientific and nursing knowledge and informed practice is emphasised. Health breakdown in infants, children and adolescents, related pathophysiology and epidemiology, assessment and diagnostics, as well as illness and disability are examined. Therapeutic interventions and nursing management for infants, children and adolescents with health breakdown states and disability are also evaluated. Issues related to growth and development, mental health, families and the development of paediatric nursing as a specialty are explored.

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Autumn session, City campus

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