ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING III (PAEDIATRICS)
2016/2017, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module aims to provide students with an in-depth study of the theoretical knowledge and evidence-based skills needed by the paediatric advanced practice nurse in diagnosing and managing physiology alterations involving
and, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, musculo-skeletal, renal and genetic disorders in the paediatric population.
It focuses on pathologies that may involve these systems of the body. Through continuous didactic learning sessions reinforced by a ‘Team-Lead approach’, the students will share learned knowledge and debate viable therapeutic answers to apply principles into practice. This will enhance their competency in planning, implementing and evaluating care for complex paediatric conditions in appropriate settings.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
Focus interview patients/parents/caregivers to obtain a comprehensive health and systems-related history
synthesise theories, principles and techniques derived from the medical and nursing domains which are fundamental to the care of complex paediatric patients in a culturally diverse environment.
propose methods of implementing the advanced nursing role in the diagnosis and management of complex paediatric patients to promote comprehensive and cost-effective care.
prioritise differential diagnoses considering various etiologies and precipitating factors causing the specific complex paediatric conditions.
develop evidence-based, individualised, holistic, cost-effective plans for promoting, maintaining and/or restoring health, with particular attention to risk factors associated with hospitalisation.
review the management plan of care as appropriate based on evaluation data.
apply knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and quality processes within the health care delivery system including medication management.
Integrate current research findings and nursinginterventions in the care of paediatric patients with complex conditions in appropriate settings
address ethical issues encountered in the specialty setting taking into consideration the methods by which paediatric advanced practice nurses assist the patient, family and other health care providers.
develop plans to increase collaboration when interacting with the patient/family, physician, nurse, and other members of the healthcare team, noting the need to provide quality care, and emphasizing health protection and health promotion.
NUR5603 Advanced Practice Nursing I (Paediatrics)
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week