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Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

This unit has been discontinued.


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


CNA253 (Professional Practice 2) and CNA255 (Professional Practice 3) are taught simultaneously. The units present specific areas of health and illness through consideration of the physiology and pathophysiology typically observed during various disease states. Drawing on these bioscientific understandings, clinical reasoning is used to determine appropriate nursing interventions, and plan the nursing management of clients experiencing acute and chronic health problems. A case study approach is used which incorporates learning related to legal and ethical issues, cultural competence and building therapeutic relationships. Professional Practice 3 focuses on acute and chronic health problems related to endocrine health/diabetes, renal health, reproductive health and cancer/oncology.

Summary 2020

Unit name Professional Practice 3
Unit code CNA255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Michele Dowlman

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 1 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 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 18/10/2020 18/10/2020

* 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).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,615.00 060301

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Teaching Pattern

Fortnightly pattern:

6 x 50 min lectures

2 x 2 hour workshops/practicals


Test or quiz, Weight: 15%

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Weight 35%, consisting of:
* Viva 20 minutes, Weight: 15%;
* Written paper 1100 words, Weight 20%

Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 hours, Weight: 50%.

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