Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

309847 v.1 Master of Emergency Nursing


This course is pending registration for International Onshore Students on Student Visas. Please contact the Curtin International Office to determine availability for International students.


This course is an industry collaborative course, designed to provide the theoretical foundations of nursing science together with the clinical knowledge and skills associated with emergency nursing. A significant component of the course is conducted ina health care institution. It focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice in order to foster the development of graduates consistent with the profile of the nurse specialist, offering the advanced practitioner further clinical skills and an opportunity to extend career options. It also provides the foundation for professional doctoral studies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree in nursing or a related discipline, acceptance into or completion of a Curtin approved, postgraduate diploma level course conducted by a hospital or healthcare agency.

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. Recognition of prior learning of 125 credits may be awarded on completion of the relevant Curtin approved postgraduate diploma level course conducted by the hospital and/or agency working in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Duration and Availability

This fee paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. Most units are available externally, however international onshore students on student visas are not permitted to study external units.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing.

Course Organisation

Students may be required to complete the project unit during the first inter-semester break.

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

Year 2 Semester 1

13452 v.2   Clinical Nursing Project 690 24.0 75.0
13453 v.2   Advanced Nursing 673 2.0 25.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
5755 v.6   Managerial Effectiveness 571 3.0 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


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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