Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

185707 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing


Course CRICOS Code: 043411C
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


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

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A currently registered nurse who has registration or is eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Western Australia and holds a bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent. Registered nurses without a tertiary qualification must meet established mode of entry into graduate studies. Selection is based on professional references, 12 months post-registration clinical experience, a satisfactory academic record and evidence of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students who have successfully completed the hospital based course Graduate Certificate Neuroscience Nursing may receive recognition of prior learning or exemption for the unit Nursing 515 - Neuroscience Nursing.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is 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

13429 v.2 # Nursing 515 - Neuroscience 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 full year hospital based clinical practice program


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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