Nursing Practice (Paediatric Option) (NURS6026)


This unit of study is an elective option for students who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in a paediatric nursing environment. It will examine the integration of theoretical and clinical components of nursing knowledge to enable the provision of care to children and adolescents. Building on all of the units previously undertaken, the responses of children and adolescents and their families to disruptions to health will be explored. Using those illnesses commonly found in our community, the experiences of illness and how these illnesses impact on children, adolescents, families and communities will be examined. The family, however defined, will remain as the central organising frame through which parenting, childhood and adolescence will be further examined, and a developmental life stage approach will be maintained. This unit of study will include accident prevention and actions to enhance health. Throughout this unit of study cultural and Indigenous health practices and their potential implications for the care provided in these situations will be considered.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


8x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, clinical placements


clinical project outline (20%) and tutorial presentation (20%) and clinical project written assessment (60%) and satisfactory off-campus clinical assessment

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.