University of Technology Sydney

92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Clinical studies subject



This subject is designed to consolidate and synthesise knowledge of physiological alterations and the pathophysiology of critical illness directly applied to the critically ill person, while the appropriate nursing care is blended throughout. Students are required to apply this knowledge to formulate a comprehensive health assessment to inform clinical decision-making. Furthermore, the effect of the critical care environment on the person and their family is considered. All teaching and learning strategies are informed by the philosophy of person-centred care, collaborative practice and excellence in communication within complex and diverse situations.

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Autumn session, City campus

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