|Short Description:||Chronic Care in Practice|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Nursing|
|ASCED code :||060301 - General Nursing|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||5 December 2020|
In this course students are allocated to a clinical placement setting and undertake 160 hours of professional experience placement. Therapeutic communication skills, collaborative education of individuals and families, assessment skills, critical thinking, medication administration, team collaboration, reflection, and the ability to prioritise care are all key areas of focus. The clinical practicum experience enables students to work within settings caring for individuals with chronic conditions to apply their learning to professional nursing practice.