Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301585 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Nursing


Course CRICOS Code: 042206E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides a broad research foundation to enable scholarly research advancing nursing theory with the capacity to guide practice. The course is a collaborative program between Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Applicants must be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Western Australia, with a nursing degree or equivalent and a minimum of 18 months post-registration clinical experience with a minimum of six months continuous practice in an acute care setting. Selection is based on academic performance, appropriate communication and interpersonal skills and high standards of nursing care. Registered nurses without a tertiary qualification must meet established criteria for thealternative mode of entry into graduate studies.

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

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants who have successfully completed the hospital based component will receive recognition of prior learning for Paediatric Nursing 551.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent 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 those studying part-time.

Course Organisation

Students complete the advanced nursing practice component of this course within an approved hospital and 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

13398 v.2 # Paediatric Nursing 551 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 (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
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
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
306934 v.1   Advanced Nursing Practice - Promoting Health 561 6.0 25.0
307484 v.1   Diagnostics 561 4.0 25.0
307485 v.1   Pharmacology 521 3.0 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.


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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