Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

184507 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing


Course CRICOS Code: 014145A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides registered nurses with the theoretical foundation relevant to emergency nursing and guides nursing practices. Applicants are expected to have prior knowledge and skills related to emergency nursing. The course is a collaborative program between Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Applicants must be a currently registered nurse or eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Western Australia, hold a nursing degree or equivalent and have a minimum of three years post-registration clinical experience (with at least six monthsin the designated specialised area), provide evidence of a satisfactory academic record and appropriate communications and interpersonal skills. Registered nurses without a tertiary qualification must meet established criteria for the alternative mode ofentry into graduate studies.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Police Record Screening/Clearance sections of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students who have successfully completed the hospital based component will receive recognition of prior learning for the unit Nursing 513 - Emergency Nursing.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one year full-time or two years part-time study. As most units are offered only once in each year and in the required sequence of study, there is some limitation of choice for part-time study.

Course Organisation

Students complete the advanced nursing practice component of this course within an approved hospital or agency course.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13428 v.2 # Nursing 513 - Emergency Nursing 24.0 125.0

Year 1 Semester 2

4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
5755 v.6   Managerial Effectiveness 571 3.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301413 v.3   Health Contract 590 8.0 50.0
306931 v.1   Advanced Nursing Practice - Primary Health Care 561 6.0 25.0
306939 v.1   Addiction Studies for Advanced Nursing Practice 562 6.0 25.0
306943 v.1   Advanced Practice - Sexually Transmissible Infections 562 3.75 25.0
307484 v.1   Diagnostics 561 4.0 25.0
307485 v.1   Pharmacology 521 3.0 25.0
307487 v.2   Pharmacotherapeutics 522 4.0 25.0
307495 v.1   Developmental Health 561 4.0 25.0
307496 v.1   Immunisation 562 4.0 25.0
307497 v.1   Partnership Models 562 4.0 25.0
308411 v.1   Diabetes and Pregnancy 543 4.0 25.0
# This is a hospital based clinical practice program.


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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