Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation) (H5F)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is offered part-time only, over one year, or two semesters. The maximum time for completion is three years.

With the exceptions of Child and Family Health Nursing and Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing all specialisations are offered completely online. In most specialisations, students must have access to clinical practice in the specialty area.


Please note that graduate programs are offered subject to student demand and the availability of School of Health Sciences resources.

The School of Health Sciences, in collaboration with cooperating Health Care Agencies, aims to create an educational environment which values critical, reflective thinking, life-long learning, acquisition of generic attributes and professional development.
While the Graduate Certificate specialties are diverse with course specific objectives, the generic program objectives are to:

  • enable students to work as registered nurses in specialised practice settings;
  • allow students to develop nursing knowledge and skills in their specialty;
  • enhance students' advanced critical thinking and clinical decision making in their specialty nursing discipline;
  • encourage student interest and engagement in the professional growth of their discipline, and
  • develop students' ability to communicate effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Career outcomes

Graduates are able to further their career development by progressing to a Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

Graduate Certificate in NursingMinimumMaximum (Consecutive years)
4x12.5% 1 year3 years

Schedule

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the potential to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the context of acute care nursing within hospital and community settings. Students will examine the politics of power in nursing and the wider health arena. Specific areas include legal and ethical issues; career pathways; patient acuity; retention…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on exploring the theoretical components of perioperative nursing. The content of this unit will include principles of surgical asepsis, anaesthesia, perioperative nursing roles; and the social, ethical and legal issues relating to perioperative nursing. Applied anatomy, pathophysiology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon theories explored in CNA772. Principles of anaesthesia in the perioperative and non-operative setting will be further developed through exploration of evidence based literature. Advanced concepts underpinning emergency and supportive care will be examined as applied to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to be experiential and practice focused. It will focus on the complex health care needs of patients requiring specialised anaesthetic and recovery room nursing care. The practice skills required to address complex nursing situations in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores integrated nursing care for patients with conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Unit content is delivered online and designed to be experiential and practice focussed. The unit aims to develop a strong nursing foundation that is required to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will demonstrate their ability to care for patients with acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Nursing clinical decision making is explored as it relates to the assessment and management of a broad spectrum of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on understanding the theoretical principles of caring for the person experiencing acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Students will apply their understanding of the pathophysiological nature of disease states, including clinical diagnostics, with a particular…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory Placement Required:

You are encouraged to contact the coordinator of this specialty area to discuss your application, as your ability to undertake the core practice units of the specialty is dependent on the availability of professional experience (clinical practice) placements in your area. Please note that placements are only possible for registered nurses in the following geographical areas:

Tasmania; The Australian Capital Territory; Central Coast Local Health District, New South Wales; Sydney South West Local Health District, New South Wales

This unit equips students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for understanding their experience as a student in child and family health settings. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of physical and developmental assessment, nutrition and infant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the changing philosophies that have underpinned the practice of child and family health nurses. The unit content will particularly focus on critical reflection, social constructions of motherhood, primary health care and strategies to promote the health of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills required for child and family health nursing practice. They will be exposed to new concepts and information that will enable them to manage more complex situations as they move…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the contextual factors impacting on the health of children and their families, and on service delivery. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on child and family health nursing practice in relation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertaking this unit will examine theories and develop skills in the practical application of simulation to replicate and teach aspects of health care practice. Simulation will be explored in relation to the type of knowledge, skills, attitudes or behaviours…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit consists of three modules.The first module introduces students to the core principal and theories of learning and teaching. Moduletwo enhances students' skills by exploring methods of teaching, and adapting teaching to a wide range of audiences and working…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide students with the opportunity to apply theories of teaching and learning in simulated as well as health care settings. Knowledge and skills will be further developed through examining practical issues related to assessing learners as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is designed to be experiential and practice focussed. The unit develops a nurse who is able to assess, plan and prioritise management of the critically ill patient, applying the theoretical constructs examined in CNA772.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in CNA770. It extends the developing clinical assessment and patient management skills of the student in complex critical care situations. Students will apply integrated problem solving skills reflecting advanced practice concepts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in CNA772. The content of this unit focuses on the scientific theories related to nursing the critically ill patient with single and multi-organ systems failure. Specialised cardiothoracic and neuromedical pathology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the role of the emergency nurse in the clinical setting. Clinical practice is an integral part of the unit, through which students explore practice issues in the area of emergency care. The unit focuses on the development…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends clinical assessment and management skills of the student by exploring emergency presentations in the acutely unwell adult and paediatric patient. This unit develops an emergency nurse who is able to critically assess and evaluate the patient's condition…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will develop nurses' understanding of the principles of triage and related assessment. Students will examine theories and principles of trauma and relate these to a number of common clinical presentations. Emergency management of the paediatric, mental health, obstetric…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will apply the principles of a strengths-based approach in developing your contemporary health professional practice to promote healthy ageing. You will analyse the social, political, cultural and environmental determinants of health and wellness in the older…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Health professionals are required to practice within an evidenced based framework. This unit will explore the integration of professional, gerontological- practice models of care for older people as they transition through acute, sub-acute, community and residential care in the context…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will enable you to be better prepared to care for people in the last year of their lives. You will develop skills in recognising; responding, renegotiating and reinforcing appropriate care and assessing the 'domains of distress' experienced by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the concepts of mental health well-being and dementia care. The content of this unit is informed by expert practitioners, including the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, to ensure you will study current and supportive approaches to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will be introduced to what leadership means for the Registered Nurse in contemporary nursing practice. This unit will focus attention on learning about the essential components and processes of nursing leadership in practice environments. Internal and external factors influencing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on the theory underpinning Practice Development to enable and enhance students’ individual leadership capabilities, skills and knowledge within their own practice setting. Students will engage in a diverse range of learning opportunities to develop the skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is experiential and practice focused. The emphasis is on extending the student’s leadership capabilities through contextualised project work. Students will develop a Service Improvement Project which demonstrates engagement with Practice Development and leadership principles.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to offer postgraduate mental health students an introduction to contemporary mental health nursing principles, issues and interventions. Students will explore, discuss and reflect on a range of topics, including roles and functions of mental health nurses,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an opportunity to employ a critical, reflective and problem-based learning approach to support the development of knowledge, skill and attitudinal competencies required for effective practice. Students will keep a clinical journal as a portfolio of evidence of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Unit addresses hospital-based and community-based mental health care within an ecological perspective. Issues of mental health promotion and illness prevention, crisis intervention, psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery are examined, including the contributions of non-government and voluntary agencies. Students will also…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit emphasises the application of key principles supporting the notions of rehabilitation and recovery across a range of mental health settings and mental health disorders. The roles and responsibilities of the client, their family, the mental health nurse, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students must carefully select their specialisation according to their scope of practice as the Semester 2 units under the Neonatal and Special Care of the Newborn specialisations are mutually exclusive. This means should you wish to complete Special Care of the Newborn and then complete Neonatal Intensive Care at a later date, you will need to redo the Semester 2 units and attend to the assessment tasks relevant to the individual specialty. You would not be permitted however to study the Neonatal Specialisation first and then return to complete the Special Care of the Newborn specialisation.

This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social, and economic influences…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on exploring the science of neonatology and examines the theoretical basis of pathophysiology, therapeutic intervention and evidence based practice fundamentals that are essential to understanding the complex and critically ill newborn infant and the growing premature infant.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides clinically focussed content that will enable the student to critically analyse current neurological and neurosurgical theory and practices. Students will apply an evidence based approach to understanding care, diagnostics and management of the patient with neurological conditions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students studying this unit will gain a deeper understanding of neurological disorders from an acute neuromedical and neurosurgical perspective. Unit content will include pathophysiology of central nervous system disorders such as infective or degenerative processes, spinal disorders and other conditions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines physiological health and psychosocial management of neurological dysfunction as related to nursing the patient with chronic and acute conditions. Students will examine acute and chronic pain and, through contracted learning, explore a self nominated facet of neurological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one of the following units:

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will examine altered cell biology, epidemiology and the technologies used to detect and treat cancer. Non-evidence based treatments for cancer are also discussed. Interactive case studies across a broad range of specialisations are used to demonstrate understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to present an integrative approach to identifying and managing the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment throughout the disease continuum. The palliative care component will concentrate on holistic aspects related to physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will undertake self-directed knowledge development through negotiated contracted learning. This learning will incorporate a review of literature around an area of oncology nursing of their choice in order to examine the patient experience of cancer and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one of the following units:

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the role of the orthopaedic nurse in the clinical area and examines the musculo-skeletal system and health assessment across the life span in relation to orthopaedic conditions. A range of degenerative disorders will be explored…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon CNA528 Orthopaedic Nursing 1 and further explores the gamut of orthopaedic disorders, in particular complex and chronic disease processes. Students will examine the implications of living with orthopaedic conditions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is underpinned by the theories and the practice of trauma nursing. The kinematics of trauma, patterns and mechanisms of injury, common trauma presentations and physiological response to trauma across the age spectrum will be examined. Students will extend…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one of the following units:

This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social, and economic influences…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will explore the care of sick children and their families. Students will extend their knowledge of the pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and practices involved in caring for children with a range of medical, psychological and surgical conditions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers students the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skills and competencies in caring for the acutely ill infant, child and adolescent. Students will examine the pathophysiology of disease, pharmacology, nursing assessment and management of paediatric conditions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on developing perioperative clinical skills based on ACORN principles of practice. Competency development is supported by clinical preceptors, clinical educators and academics. Successful completion of this unit enables the student to assess and manage the pre-, intra-…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on exploring the theoretical components of perioperative nursing. The content of this unit will include principles of surgical asepsis, anaesthesia, perioperative nursing roles; and the social, ethical and legal issues relating to perioperative nursing. Applied anatomy, pathophysiology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in CNA754 and is guided by clinical practice. Meanings arising from the content addressed in CNA757 are explored within an experiential mode of learning. Advanced problem solving, critical thinking and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on CNA756. The content of this unit focuses on the varied anatomical and physiological conditions seen by the perioperative nurse within a selection of different specialities in the perioperative environment. Special considerations relating to nursing different patient…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The student will select a topic of special interest that relates to their clinical practice in a health care setting. The topic will be negotiated with the lecturer and a learning contract developed.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit aims to develop the student’s advanced knowledge, skills and analysis of primary health care (PHC). Students will develop knowledge and skills in critical thinking and in the application of PHC research to practice, with a focus on addressing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explore Primary Health principles, philosophy, approaches, and frameworks for working in a variety of roles providing health care for the community across the lifespan. This subject will expand students’ understanding of primary health care in the context…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one unit from the following list:

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to assist registered nurses and midwives to extend their knowledge and skills in the area of wound care. The unit will provide students with the theoretical foundation to enable them to apply an evidence-based framework to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health unit will address the context within which mental illness occurs in the perinatal period. Students will develop an understanding of perinatal anxiety, depression and serious mental illness and the negative impact these disorders may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Among the populations nurses engage with will be an increasingly significant proportion of people who may develop diabetes, live with diabetes or present with an acute or chronic complication of diabetes. This unit examines the aetiology, pathogenesis and determinants of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Guidelines for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to provide you with an introduction to the issue of violence in society and how it can relate to you in your healthcare agency. Violence will be examined within international, national and local contexts,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces theories underpinning the complex needs of the person requiring rehabilitation nursing. Through exploration of the literature, students will explore rehabilitation theories incorporating theories of disability, epidemiology and rehabilitation principles to guide development of the rehabilitation nurse.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to be experiential and practice focused. It will focus on the complex health care needs of patients requiring specialised rehabilitation interventions in the community and acute care setting. The practice skills required to address complex nursing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the potential to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit will enhance students' understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of pain and equip them with the skills to accurately assess acute, chronic and cancer pain. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be explored as part of the development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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This theoretical subject addresses the pathogenesis of renal disease and the nursing assessment and management of patients with acute, chronic and end stage renal disease. It includes pathophysiology, pharmacy and nutrition, biochemical pathology and complications arising in the management of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit will address specialty nursing practices in a range of renal replacement technologies. The skills involved will include physiological and clinical aspects as they relate to the student's practice environment and patient population.…

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LauncestonSemester 2

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This subject addresses the principles of renal nursing incorporating the psychological, ethical and sociological domains of health. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to facilitate the patient's adaptation to renal dysfunction and promote the patient's self…

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LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit explores physiological theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic problems including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of nursing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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Students must carefully select their specialisation according to their scope of practice as the Semester 2 units under the Neonatal and Special Care of the Newborn specialisations are mutually exclusive. This means should you wish to complete Special Care of the Newborn and then complete Neonatal Intensive Care at a later date, you will need to redo the Semester 2 units and attend to the assessment tasks relevant to the individual specialty. You would not be permitted however to study the Neonatal Specialisation first and then return to complete the Special Care of the Newborn specialisation.

This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social, and economic influences…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit focuses on exploring the science of neonatology and examines the theoretical basis of pathophysiology, therapeutic intervention and evidence based practice fundamentals that are essential to understanding the complex and critically ill newborn infant and the growing premature infant.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Entry requirements

An applicant must: [i] be a registered nurse in Australia, or [ii] if an overseas applicant, have had his/her nursing qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and be eligible for registration in Australia, and normally have had at least six months of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years (or equivalent); [iii] hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or [iv] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above.

Safety in Practice Requirements

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements to see what's required.

An applicant must: [i] be a registered nurse in Australia, or [ii] if an overseas applicant, have had his/her nursing qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and be eligible for registration in Australia, and normally have had at least six months of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years (or equivalent); [iii] hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or [iv] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

Students enrolled in specialisations which include clinical placements must demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health and the School of Health Sciences policies relevant to workplace based learning. For current information on Professional Experience Placement requirements please follow the link below:http://www.utas.edu.au/nursing-midwifery/professional-experience-program

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing articulates to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing/BN Professional Honours and the Master of Clinical Nursing.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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