Courses & Units

Professional Practice 1 CNA252

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney


The teaching pattern in this unit will vary depending on the semester in which it is undertaken


This unit introduces students to a selection of current national health priorities. Students are introduced to the concepts of contextual physiology and pathophysiology and nursing practice across primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.  Students will continue to develop the capacity to utilise a clinical reasoning framework and person-centred approach to conduct a focused health interview. Students will perform physical assessments and communicate assessment findings, and building therapeutic relationships whilst demonstrating relevant legal and ethical issues and cultural competence.

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their Professional Portfolio in this unit.


Unit name Professional Practice 1
Unit code CNA252
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Teaching staff

Angela McKay

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (November) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Spring school (November) On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Spring school (November) On-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 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Spring school (November) 12/11/2018 2/12/2018 27/12/2018 10/2/2019

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,442.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Teaching Pattern

6 weeks content

Theoretical and Self-directed hours

  • 3 x 50 minute lecture weekly
  • self-directed study supported with online content

Laboratory & simulation

  • 2 x 50 minute practical labs weekly
  • 2 x Simulation sessions
  • self-directed study

Online quizzes 15%, Evidenced based skills assessment and clinical reasoning report 40%, Written examination 45%

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