Courses & Units

Health Assessment & Physical Examination CNA112

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney


Patient/client assessment is regarded as a core component for professional nursing practice in ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care. This foundational unit aims to introduce and facilitate the development of students' beginning level competence and accountability in health and physical assessment skills and processes utilising a clinical reasoning framework


Unit name Health Assessment & Physical Examination
Unit code CNA112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences Staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,247.00 060305

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


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Teaching Pattern

One 50 minute lecture(online); Two 50 minute workshops weekly(Face to Face)


Skill assessment OSCE # 1 (10%) Skill assessment OSCE #2 (25%), 250-300 word report (15%), 2 hour Exam - short answer questions and case-study questions (50%)

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Required Texts

Estes, MEZ, Calleja, P, Theobald, K & Harvey, T (eds) 2013, Health Assessment and Physical Examination (ANZ Edition), Cengage Learning Australia.

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