The postgraduate paediatric nursing program aims to facilitate the development of specialised knowledge, skills and attributes for application in paediatric nursing environments.
It will explore the key concepts related to working with children and their families including keeping children safe, growth and development, attachment theories, and engaging with infants, children and families.
The socioeconomic, physiological and psychosocial issues facing the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families in contemporary society will be addressed.
- critically analyse the concepts and theory around recognition, response and management of the acute, complex and/or critically-ill deteriorating paediatric patient in an acute care setting
- have the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and attributes required to practice at a beginning level in the specialist area of paediatric nursing to enable them to practice in a variety of clinical settings
- explore contemporary constructs for professional role development in this specialist area.