* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit provides the theoretical knowledge required to care for neonates and families experiencing admission to a special care nursery. It utilises the principles of family centred care in preparing the nurse for practice in a level 2 or level 1 special care environment. It will draw upon previously learned concepts to examine aspects of prematurity, or problematic adaptation to extra-uterine life, and the consequential pathophysiological processes which may arise. Acute and chronic variations of health, as well as the diverse needs of premature and term newborn/neonates will be explored.
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TEACHING PATTERN: fully online
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Fully online - H,L,N,W This unit is taught entirely online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,L,N,W Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Flexible scheduling - H,L,N,W Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
TEXTS Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Sem 2) will be available from mid April 2014
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.