Courses & Units

Nurses & Conflict: War Experiences CNA601


Applicants need to have completed an undergraduate degree.


This unit will introduce students to the experiences of nurses in past violent conflicts. The unit is divided into two modules. Module 1 explores the war experiences of nurses in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including the Crimean, American Civil, Boer and First World Wars. Module 2 focuses on Australian nurses serving in the Second World War, Korean and Vietnam Wars. Students will work with primary historical sources such as diaries, letters, oral interviews and case files. The unit will make explicit the connections between military and nursing cultures during the 20th century.


Unit name Nurses & Conflict: War Experiences
Unit code CNA601
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences

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


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* 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 060399

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Teaching Pattern



Two written assignments totalling 4500 words

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