Courses & Units

Child, Youth and Family Health Care CNA342

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


This unit introduces students to fundamental concepts in the care of children, youth and their families in Australia. A variety of epidemiologic, sociocultural, political and developmental perspectives on child health will be explored. Opportunities are provided for considering how social and personal values influence our approach to care for children, youth and families. Students will build on their interpersonal and communication skills and refine these to address the needs of children, youth and families. Common childhood conditions will be examined including emphasis on unique aspects of childrens anatomy and physiology, and the use of clinical reasoning to enhance analysis of assessment findings in children and youth. Students will extend learnings of how to exercise clinical judgement and integrate the principles of primary care and health promotion in their approaches to planning care while working in partnership with children, youth and their families. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their Professional Portfolio in this unit.


Unit name Child, Youth and Family Health Care
Unit code CNA342
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Larissa Smart
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse a variety of epidemiologic, sociocultural, political, developmental and unique legal and ethical perspectives on child health, and their implications for nursing practice with children, youth and their families.
  • reflect on the influence of sociocultural and personal values and beliefs on nursing interactions with children, youth and their families.
  • demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to collaboratively plan care with children, youth and families.
  • exercise clinical reasoning and judgement in the assessment and care of children, youth and their families.
  • integrate primary care and health promotion in approaches to working in partnership with children, youth and their families.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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You will need the following texts (available from the Co-op bookshop):

  1. Barnes, M & Rowe J (eds) 2013, Child Youth & Family Health: Strengthening communities, 2nd Edition, Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.
  2. Fraser, J, Waters, D, Forster, E & Brown, N 2017, Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for Practice, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.


Both these texts are available for a limited loan period from the University of Tasmania Library collection.




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