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Postgraduate | UND-NURS5000 | 2024

Deteriorating Patient Acute Care

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Deteriorating Patient Acute Care

About this subject

  • On completion of this subject students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:

    1. Analyse the current contemporary issues, both nationally and internationally, that have an impact on the provision of care to the acutely ill adult
    2. Identify and analyse the indicators of clinical deterioration
    3. Evaluate the need for and use of, a rapid clinical assessment system 4. Apply the ABCDE clinical assessment system to the identification and initial interventions required to manage the clinically deteriorating patient
    4. Identify priorities of care and nursing needs for the deteriorating acutely ill patient
    5. Discuss the psychosocial -considerations that impact an acutely ill person and their family during an episode of care

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UND-NUR-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Nursing
  • UND-NUR-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma of Nursing
  • UND-NUC-MAS-2024 - Master of Nursing (Coursework)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Graduate Certificate in Nursing

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Graduate Diploma of Nursing

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Master of Nursing (Coursework)