Courses & Units

Foundations of Community Nursing Practice CNA513



Epidemiological bases for population health will be utilised to explore how community based nurses promote health in partnership with their clients and community. This unit will explore a range of community nursing skills necessary for advancing health and wellbeing for people in the community including assessment, analysing health statistics, and planning and evaluating community health programs. These skills will enhance the current clinical practice of nurses working in the community and complement the specialist nursing skills nurses bring with them to their community setting.


Unit name Foundations of Community Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA513
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Pauline Marsh

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060307

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.


Teaching Pattern

fully online


Assessment one: written report (2000 words) 50%; Assessment two: Evaluation activity and reflective paper (2000 words) 50%

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