Explore acute and chronic medical conditions across multiple biological systems. Modules covered in the medical specialisation include integral anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the significance of polypharmacy in our ageing population.

There is a focus on common respiratory conditions as well as the significance of infection control and the implications of hospital acquired infections. Furthermore, the medical specialty modules cover neurological conditions, common clinical risks such as falls and pressure injury assessment and management. You will also explore the implications of living with a medical illness, as well as withdrawal of treatment and palliative care.

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:

  • Ballarat Health Service
  • Bendigo Health
  • Northern Health
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane
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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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