Courses & Units

Rural & Remote Nursing Practice 1 CNA539

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note: This unit is not available in 2015 or 2016.


This unit consists of three modules. Module One explores the context and scope of rural/remote nursing practice and the relevant legislation that supports this area of nursing practice. The unit also provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts of primary health care, health promotion and determinants of health to particular situations. Module Two focuses on Indigenous health issues and concepts of cultural safety. Module Three examines a range of technological and other communication strategies designed to overcome issues pertaining to 'remoteness' while considering management of the future changes likely to occur in rural and remote practice.


Unit name Rural & Remote Nursing Practice 1
Unit code CNA539
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* 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.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,247.00 060399

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.



Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • CNA552


Teaching Pattern

Fully online


Online discussion (45%); health promotion activity (55%)

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