Courses & Units

Community & Mental Health Nursing Practice CNA318


This unit has been discontinued.


Confirmation dates for Semester 5 (Spring) - TBC


Community and Mental Health Nursing Practice is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the BN program. This unit applies a primary health care and health promotion approach to studying nursing practice in various community and mental health care settings. It provides an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of community based health issues, together with an appreciation of the particular needs of people whose lives are affected by mental health problems and mental illness. In focus are the role and responsibilities of nurses in community and mental health settings and the way in which skills gained in these areas apply to other areas of practice.

A number of conceptual frameworks will be explored including the determinants of health, chronic disease self-management, recovery care and the Community Practice Nursing Intervention model (CPNI). Mental health and illness is considered in the context of co-morbidities treated across a continuum of care.


Unit name Community & Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences Staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-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 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2015 23/11/2015 22/12/2015 13/2/2016

* 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 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,247.00 060309

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

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


  • COREQ - CNA319 (H3D, H3E)
  • PREREQ - CNA226, CNA203 (H3D, H3E, H3V, H3R, H3H)
  • MEXCL - CNA316


Teaching Pattern

Fully online across a 13 week semester


Case study online discussions 1500 words 30%, online examination 10%, Client or Community Report 2500 words 60% OR Service Learning activity (Agency project) 2500 words 60%

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