Explore primary health care, growth and development and care of the hospitalised child. In the child and adolescent specialisation you will explore common medical, surgical and developmental issues in children whose ages range from birth to 18 years.

You will explore integral developmental anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics within the context of child and adolescent care. Modules will cover topics such as common respiratory conditions including asthma, croup, bronchiolitis, and cystic fibrosis, and child and adolescent respiratory and cardiac care requirements.

In addition, a broad range of common paediatric health implications and paediatric mental health issues will be explored.

Career opportunities

Studying this specialisation can lead to a career as a:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical nurse consultant,
  • nurse unit manager/associate nurse unit manager
  • ward educator
  • clinical education programs coordinator
  • an academic in undergraduate education

Industry partnerships

ACU is proud to partner with:

  • The Mater Brisbane
  • The Epworth
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Completion requirements

A Specialisation group consists of 20cp.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG636Foundations of Specialty Practice 110 CP
  • NRSG637Foundations of Specialty Practice 210 CP

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