Courses & Units

Nurses & Conflict: War Experiences CNA601

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


This unit is not available in 2015 or 2016.


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 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.

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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 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 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,247.00 060399

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Teaching Pattern



Two written assignments totalling 4500 words

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