Master of Clinical Nursing (Specialisation) (H7F)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Master of Clinical Nursing articulates directly from the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours or Graduate Diploma courses and consists of 2 x 25 credit point units. Students must have completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent for entry into the course.

The School of Health Sciences aims to create an educational environment which values critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The course focuses on a high level of conceptualisation within the discipline of nursing, preparing graduates who can contribute to knowledge and practice development within their own chosen clinical specialty.
Candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • develop leadership skills in Nursing;
  • develop advanced skills in clinical supervision, teaching and mentorship;
  • increase their understanding of the complex issues in nursing practice, and* enhance specialist nursing knowledge and skills.

The course aims to prepare students with the knowledge, career skills and personal attributes for employment in specialty areas of nursing at an advanced level.

  • 1 Synthesise advanced theoretical and technical disciplinary knowledge in a specialist nursing area of practice.
  • 2 Critically analyse complex health and social issues and apply specialised nursing knowledge and skills to implement evidence-informed solutions.
  • 3 Initiate, collaborate and lead solution-focused strategies to optimise health in a specialist nursing practice area.
  • 4 Evaluate and communicate strategies used to optimise health in a specialist area of nursing to a range of audiences, incorporating independent evidence-informed judgement.
  • Career outcomes

    Graduates of the Master of Clinical Nursing will be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level within practice. The course recognises the ability of expert practitioners and provides them with an appropriate professional qualification.

    Course structure

    Students will complete 150 credit points of study, comprised of a 50 credit point specialisation, 25 credit points of core study and 25 credit points of choice units and 50 credit points of capstone units.

    Choose one specialisation from the following

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the context of acute care nursing within hospital and community settings. Students will examine the politics of power in nursing and the wider health arena. Specific areas include: legal and ethical issues; career pathways; patient acuity; retention…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the complex needs of the person requiring Addiction Services. Students will explore epidemiological theories of substance abuse and identify principles of dependence within a range of maladaptive behaviours. In addition, students will extend their knowledge and understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will develop the evidence-based assessment and planning skills they require in their work with alcohol and other drug dependent clients in a public health framework. This includes clinical assessment of alcohol and drug issues and identification…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will further develop their knowledge and skills in the delivery of alcohol and other drug interventions. This unit will focus on current contemporary treatment approaches including psychosocial interventions and pharmacological treatments. This includes the range of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is self-directed, experiential and practice focused. Students will demonstrate the development and application of their knowledge and skills in the area of addiction through the development of an extensive portfolio of evidence. The portfolio should reveal enhanced understandings…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds upon theories explored in CNA772. Principles of anaesthesia and post anaesthesia in the perioperative and non-operative setting will be further developed through exploration of evidence based literature. Advanced concepts underpinning emergency and supportive care will be examined…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to be experiential and practice focused. It will focus on the complex health care needs of patients requiring specialised anaesthetic and recovery nursing care. The practice skills required to address complex nursing situations in the anaesthetic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the principles of perioperative nursing. The content of this unit will include ethical and legal issues related to perioperative nursing, professional issues, infection control, and operating suite planning. Applied anatomy, pathophysiology and surgical techniques for general surgery…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will demonstrate their ability to care for patients with acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Nursing clinical decision making is explored as related to the assessment and management of a broad spectrum of related…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on understanding the theoretical principles of caring for the person experiencing acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Students will apply their understanding of the pathophysiological nature of disease states, including clinical diagnostics, with a particular…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores integrated nursing care for patients with conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Unit content is delivered online and designed to be experiential and practice focused. The unit aims to develop a strong nursing foundation that is required to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Compulsory Placement Required:

    Please note that placements are only possible for registered nurses in the following geographical areas: Tasmania and New South Wales

    This unit equips students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for understanding their experience as a student in child and family health settings. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of physical and developmental assessment, nutrition and infant…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills required for child and family health practice. You will be exposed to new concepts and information that will enable you to manage more complex situations as you move towards…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the changing philosophies that have underpinned the practice of child and family health. The unit content will particularly focus on critical reflection, social constructions of motherhood, primary health care and strategies to promote the health of children…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides you with an understanding of the contextual factors impacting on the health of children and their families, and on service delivery. You will be encouraged to critically reflect on child and family health practice in relation to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students undertaking this unit will examine theories and develop skills in the practicalapplication of simulation to replicate and teach aspects of health care practice.Simulation will be explored in relation to the type of knowledge, skills, attitudes orbehaviours that can be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consists of three modules. The first module introduces students to the core principles and theories of learning and teaching. Module two enhances the students’ skills by exploring methods of teaching, and adapting teaching to a wide range of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide students with the opportunity to apply theories of teaching and learning in simulated as well as health care settings. Knowledge and skills will be further developed through examining practical issues related to assessing learners as well…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Student numbers for some locations are strictly limited. Please contact Student Recruitment to enquire further.

    This unit is designed to be experiential and practice focussed. The unit develops a nurse who is able to assess, plan and prioritise management of the critically ill patient applying the theoretical constructs related to Interpreting patient deterioration.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in Foundations of Critical Care Nursing Practice CNA 770. This unit extends the developing clinical assessment and patient management skills of the student in complex critical care situations. Students will apply…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in CNA772. The content of this unit focuses on the scientific theories related to nursing the critically ill patient with single and multi-organ systems failure. Specialised cardiothoracic and neuromedical pathology…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the role of the emergency nurse in the clinical setting. Clinical practice is an integral part of the unit, through which students explore practice issues in the area of emergency care. The unit focuses on the development…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit extends clinical assessment and management skills of the student by exploring emergency presentations in the acutely unwell adult and paediatric patient. This unit develops an emergency nurse who is able to critically assess and evaluate the patient's condition…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is underpinned by the theories and the practice of trauma nursing. The kinematics of trauma, patterns and mechanisms of injury, common trauma presentations and physiological response to trauma across the age spectrum will be examined. Students will extend…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will enhance your ability to care for people in the last year of their lives. You will develop skills in recognising; responding, renegotiating and reinforcing appropriate care and assessing the ‘domains of distress’ experienced by the person. You…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Taking a leadership perspective, this unit explores the integration of professional, gerontological-practice models of care for older people as they transition through acute, sub-acute, community and residential care in the context of complex regulatory, policy and political frameworks. You will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the concepts of mental health well-being and dementia care. The content of this unit is informed by expert practitioners, including the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, to ensure you will study current and supportive approaches to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit you will apply the principles of a strengths-based approach in developing your contemporary health professional practice to promote healthy ageing. You will analyse the social, political, cultural and environmental determinants of health and wellness in the older…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit of study extends students understanding of acute illness and how this is applied in the context of complex health conditions. Students will apply advanced health assessment prioritisation and clinical decision-making skills in high acuity practice environments for safe,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to be experiential and practice focussed. The unit develops a nurse who is able to assess, plan and prioritise management of the critically ill patient applying the theoretical constructs related to Interpreting patient deterioration.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students will be introduced to what leadership means for the Registered Nurse in contemporary nursing practice. This unit will focus attention on learning about the essential components and processes of nursing leadership in practice environments. Internal and external factors influencing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will focus on the theory underpinning Practice Development to enable and enhance students individual leadership capabilities, skills and knowledge within their own practice setting. Students will engage in a diverse range of learning opportunities to develop the skills…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is experiential and practice focussed. The emphasis is on extending the students leadership capabilities through contextualised project work.Students will develop a portfolio which captures a variety of artefacts to demonstrate engagement with Practice Development and leadership principles.…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Unit CNA740 is designed to offer postgraduate mental health nurses an introduction to and understanding of contemporary level 1 foundational mental health nursing principles / issues / interventions, related to caring for and working with people with a mental illness…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on the level 1 Foundations of Mental Health Nursing material addressed in unit CNA740 and is a co-requisite unit to CNA743. The unit addresses the issues relevant to the treatment setting, such as hospital-based, and community-based mental…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This Unit is co-requisite with Unit CNA740. In this Unit students will employ a critical reflective and problem-based learning approach to support the development of the knowledge, skill and attitudinal competencies required for effective practice as beginning level specialist practitioners…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The emphasis is on the application of, through project work, key principles supporting the notions of rehabilitation and recovery across a range of mental health settings and mental health disorders. The roles and responsibilities of the client, their family, the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students must carefully select their specialisation according to their scope of practice as the Semester 2 units under the Neonatal and Special Care of the Newborn specialisations are mutually exclusive. This means should you wish to complete Special Care of the Newborn and then complete Neonatal Intensive Care at a later date, you will need to redo the Semester 2 units and attend to the assessment tasks relevant to the individual specialty. You would not be permitted however to study the Neonatal Specialisation first and then return to complete the Special Care of the Newborn specialisation.

    This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social and economic influences…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on exploring the science of neonatology and examines the theoretical basis of pathophysiology, therapeutic intervention and evidence based practice fundamentals that are essential to understanding the complex and critically ill newborn infant and the growing premature infant.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides clinically focussed content that will enable the student to critically analyse current neurological and neurosurgical theory and practices. Students will apply an evidence based approach to understanding care, diagnostics and management of the patient with neurological conditions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students studying this unit will gain a deeper understanding of neurological disorders from an acute neuromedical and neurosurgical perspective. Unit content will include pathophysiology of central nervous system disorders such as infective or degenerative processes, spinal disorders and other conditions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines physiological health and psycho-social management of neurological dysfunction as related to nursing the patient with chronic and acute conditions. Students will examine acute and chronic pain and through contracted learning, explore a self-nominated facet of neuroscience nursing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choice from Unit list

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will examine altered cell biology, epidemiology and the technologies used to detect and treat cancer. Non-evidence based treatments for cancer are also discussed. Interactive case studies across a broad range of specialisations are used to demonstrate understanding of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to present an integrative approach to identifying and managing the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment throughout the disease continuum. The palliative care component will concentrate on holistic aspects related to physical, psychological and spiritual issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will undertake self-directed knowledge development through negotiated contracted learning. This learning will incorporate a review of literature around an area on oncology nursing of their choice in order to examine the patient experience of cancer and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 1 from the following:

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces students to the role of the orthopaedic nurse in the clinical area and examines the musculoskeletal system and health assessments across the life span in relation to orthopaedic conditions. A range of degenerative disorders will be explored.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds upon CNA528 Orthopaedic Nursing 1 and further explores the gamut of orthopaedic disorders, in particular complex and chronic disease processes. Students will examine the implications of living with orthopaedic conditions.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is underpinned by the theories and the practice of trauma nursing. The kinematics of trauma, patterns and mechanisms of injury, common trauma presentations and physiological response to trauma across the age spectrum will be examined. Students will extend…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social and economic influences…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will explore the care of acutely unwell children and their families. Students will extend their knowledge of the pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and practices involved in caring for children with a range of medical, psychological and surgical conditions.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit offers students the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skills and competencies in caring for the acutely ill infant, child and adolescent. Students will examine the pathophysiology of disease, pharmacology, nursing assessment and management of paediatric conditions.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on developing perioperative clinical skills based on ACORN principles of practice. Competency development is supported by, clinical preceptors, clinical educators and academics. Successful completion of this unit enables the student to assess and manage the pre-, intra-…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in CNA754 and is guided by clinical practice. Meanings arising from the content addressed in CNA757 are explored within an experiential mode of learning. Advanced problem solving, critical thinking and communication…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the principles of perioperative nursing. The content of this unit will include ethical and legal issues related to perioperative nursing, professional issues, infection control, and operating suite planning. Applied anatomy, pathophysiology and surgical techniques for general surgery…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on CNA756. The content of this unit focuses on the varied anatomical and physiological conditions seen by the perioperative nurse within a selection of different specialities in the perioperative environment. Special considerations relating to nursing different patient…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This Unit aims to develop the student’s advanced knowledge, skills and analysis of primary health care (PHC). Students will develop knowledge and skills in critical thinking and in the application of PHC research to practice, with a focus on addressing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will explore Primary Health principles, philosophy, approaches, and frameworks for working in a variety of roles providing health care for the community across the lifespan. This subject will expand students’ understanding of primary health care in the context…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose one of the following electives:

    This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health, health care delivery and human services. The unit content covers…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit gives students an opportunity to explore an issue of special interest in health to enhance and deepen their knowledge in this area. The student will select a topic of special interest to study, which is relevant to their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to assist registered nurses and midwives to extend their knowledge and skills in the area of skin and wound management. The unit will provide students with the theoretical foundation to enable them to apply an evidence-based…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will enhance students' understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of pain and equip them with the skills to accurately assess acute, chronic and cancer pain. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be explored as part of the development of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores integrated nursing care for patients with conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Unit content is delivered online and designed to be experiential and practice focused. The unit aims to develop a strong nursing foundation that is required to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health unit will address the context within which mental illness occurs in the perinatal period. Students will develop an understanding of perinatal anxiety, depression and serious mental illness and the negative impact these disorders may…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit of study extends students understanding of acute illness and how this is applied in the context of complex health conditions. Students will apply advanced health assessment prioritisation and clinical decision-making skills in high acuity practice environments for safe,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Nurses in all sectors of health care will increasingly need to be proficient in taking care of people who develop Diabetes Mellitus, live with Diabetes Mellitus or present with an acute or chronic complication of Diabetes Mellitus. The unit examines…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Immunisation Education…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to provide you with an introduction to the issue of violence in society and how it can relate to you in your healthcare agency. Violence will be examined within international, national and local contexts,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework and apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work environments.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery; to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality-culture in the workplace; apply this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    During this unit students will acquire knowledge, critically review and communicate key information in relation to theoretical models and frameworks of quality evaluation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces theories underpinning the complex needs of the person requiring rehabilitation nursing. Through exploration of the literature, students will explore rehabilitation theories incorporating theories of disability, epidemiology and rehabilitation principles to guide development of the rehabilitation nurse.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to be experiential and practice focused. It will focus on the complex health care needs of patients requiring specialized rehabilitation interventions in the community and acute care setting. The practice skills required to address complex nursing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will enhance students' understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of pain and equip them with the skills to accurately assess acute, chronic and cancer pain. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be explored as part of the development of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This theoretical subject addresses the pathogenesis of renal disease and the nursing assessment and management of patients with acute, chronic and end stage renal disease. It includes pathophysiology, pharmacy and nutrition, biochemical pathology and complications arising in the management of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will address specialty nursing practices in a range of renal replacement technologies. The skills involved will include physiological and clinical aspects as they relate to the students practice environment and patient population.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This subject addresses the principles of renal nursing incorporating the psychological, ethical and sociological domains of health. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to facilitate the patient's adaptation to renal dysfunction and promote the patient's self…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choice from Unit list

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students must carefully select their specialisation according to their scope of practice as the Semester 2 units under the Neonatal and Special Care of the Newborn specialisations are mutually exclusive. This means should you wish to complete Special Care of the Newborn and then complete Neonatal Intensive Care at a later date, you will need to redo the Semester 2 units and attend to the assessment tasks relevant to the individual specialty. You would not be permitted however to study the Neonatal Specialisation first and then return to complete the Special Care of the Newborn specialisation.

    This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social and economic influences…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on exploring the science of neonatology and examines the theoretical basis of pathophysiology, therapeutic intervention and evidence based practice fundamentals that are essential to understanding the complex and critically ill newborn infant and the growing premature infant.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Project Management for Health Professionals provides students with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate and implement practical approaches to project management in health sciences. Students will extend their skills in the utilisation of research evidence to refine and deepen their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides you with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate the role of research in clinical practice. The unit aims to deepen appreciation of the importance of research utilisation and evidence-based practice in the provision of quality patient and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 25 credit points from the following:Note: as per units studied in year 2 in H4F or H6F

    This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health, health care delivery and human services. The unit content covers…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit gives students an opportunity to explore an issue of special interest in health to enhance and deepen their knowledge in this area. The student will select a topic of special interest to study, which is relevant to their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will enhance your ability to care for people in the last year of their lives. You will develop skills in recognising; responding, renegotiating and reinforcing appropriate care and assessing the ‘domains of distress’ experienced by the person. You…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will introduce the student to various leadership evaluation approaches and leadership impact through critical reflection. Students will engage with a variety of evaluation methodologies and tools suitable for evaluating self, others and projects.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery; to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality-culture in the workplace; apply this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the concepts of mental health well-being and dementia care. The content of this unit is informed by expert practitioners, including the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, to ensure you will study current and supportive approaches to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit integrates the development of personal and professional leadership attributes and approaches through submission of portfolio exemplars. Students will demonstrate their leadership capabilities which include the application of self-awareness, personal and organisational values which expand personal spheres of influence…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to assist registered nurses and midwives to extend their knowledge and skills in the area of skin and wound management. The unit will provide students with the theoretical foundation to enable them to apply an evidence-based…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will enhance students' understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of pain and equip them with the skills to accurately assess acute, chronic and cancer pain. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be explored as part of the development of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on understanding the theoretical principles of caring for the person experiencing acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Students will apply their understanding of the pathophysiological nature of disease states, including clinical diagnostics, with a particular…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students studying this unit will gain a deeper understanding of neurological disorders from an acute neuromedical and neurosurgical perspective. Unit content will include pathophysiology of central nervous system disorders such as infective or degenerative processes, spinal disorders and other conditions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores integrated nursing care for patients with conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Unit content is delivered online and designed to be experiential and practice focused. The unit aims to develop a strong nursing foundation that is required to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health unit will address the context within which mental illness occurs in the perinatal period. Students will develop an understanding of perinatal anxiety, depression and serious mental illness and the negative impact these disorders may…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit of study extends students understanding of acute illness and how this is applied in the context of complex health conditions. Students will apply advanced health assessment prioritisation and clinical decision-making skills in high acuity practice environments for safe,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will address specialty nursing practices in a range of renal replacement technologies. The skills involved will include physiological and clinical aspects as they relate to the students practice environment and patient population.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Nurses in all sectors of health care will increasingly need to be proficient in taking care of people who develop Diabetes Mellitus, live with Diabetes Mellitus or present with an acute or chronic complication of Diabetes Mellitus. The unit examines…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Project Management for Health Professionals provides students with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate and implement practical approaches to project management in health sciences. Students will extend their skills in the utilisation of research evidence to refine and deepen their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is underpinned by the theories and the practice of trauma nursing. The kinematics of trauma, patterns and mechanisms of injury, common trauma presentations and physiological response to trauma across the age spectrum will be examined. Students will extend…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consists of three modules. The first module introduces students to the core principles and theories of learning and teaching. Module two enhances the students’ skills by exploring methods of teaching, and adapting teaching to a wide range of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides you with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate the role of research in clinical practice. The unit aims to deepen appreciation of the importance of research utilisation and evidence-based practice in the provision of quality patient and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to support you in developing a research plan around a clinical topic of interest to you. You will be able to develop research questions for your topic of interest by building on current knowledge and link…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Immunisation Education…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to provide you with an introduction to the issue of violence in society and how it can relate to you in your healthcare agency. Violence will be examined within international, national and local contexts,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Unit CNA739 introduces students to psychological therapies used in mental health settings, either as stand-alone interventions or in combination with pharmacological interventions.Participants will be involved actively in a series of cognitive behaviour workshops either by synchronous online participation or via…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Select the following two (2) units:CNA802 Advanced Professional Nursing Practice andCNA803 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practice.

    This unit aims to assist nurses with advanced knowledge and skills to identify and explore opportunities for transformative nursing practice within their individual clinical settings. The unit content examines and critiques clinical governance, and past and present leadership theories and…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides you with an opportunity to build upon the knowledge you have gained in relation to leadership, change management, peer supervision and collaborative and reflective practice in Semester One, and apply it to the clinical area. The unit…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    CXA703 Guided Research C. This unit is the third and final research unit in the Master of Laboratory Medicine research program. Students will continue to undertake an approved Guided Research Project on an issue related to biomedical science and related…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants are required to have:

    • Completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent with a credit grade average in the same specialisation.
    • Practiced as a Registered Nurse for at least six (6) months since graduation from a university program, prior to start of the course.

    Also, applicants must provide:

    • Evidence of Ahpra registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse with no restrictions or conditions.
    • A personal statement, CV or resume which states the area in which the applicant works as an RN and for the length of time.
    • Evidence of confirmation of employment.

    Midwives must have a nursing qualification to be eligible to apply. The course is not available to midwives who do not have a nursing qualification identified in their curriculum vitae.  

     

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    To articulate to the course, students will be required to remain in the same specialty area.

    H6F Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Specialisation), H4F Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) articulates directly with the Master of Clinical Nursing (Specialisation).

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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