Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Neonatal Care)

Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Neonatal Care)

Course Code

76911

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Must be registered as a nurse in Australia and:

  • have completed 12 months of clinical experience as a registered nurse; and

  • have completed a bachelor degree in a health related field, to an appropriate standard, at this or another University; or

  • hold equivalent qualifications;

  • or submit as an exceptional case such evidence of professional attainments including professional experience in nursing.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

English Language Requirements

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

NS5002:03 Contemporary Issues in Specialist Practice

NS5230:03 Clinical Governance Project

Advanced Standing

QH_CARE_NB QHealth Care of Newborn with Complex Health Needs

QH_FND_NNS QHealth Foundations of Neonatal Nursing

or

NS5225:03 Care of the ‘At Risk’ Newborn

NS5226:03 Infant Feeding and Nutrition

NOTE:

Students who have completed the QHealth Transitions Neonatal program will be able to choose subject NS5226:03 in the PGDip Neonatal Care course as an elective, therefore specified advanced standing will not be granted for NS5225 or NS5226.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable, this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the postgraduate Diploma of Nursing, Master of Nursing Studies, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice, or Master of Nursing Leadership and may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

1-10

06/2010

Course Structure

Award Requirements

01/2011