Courses & Units

The Last Year of Life: Renegotiating and Reinforcing Appropriate Care CNA409



This unit will enable you to be better prepared 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 will also extend your knowledge and skills in communication collaboration, and decision making that is centred around the person, their family and care givers. The unit will enhance your ability to provide consultative and compassionate care and implement shared decision making.


Unit name The Last Year of Life: Renegotiating and Reinforcing Appropriate Care
Unit code CNA409
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Sara Karacsony

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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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

On- Line


Case Study 50% (1,500 words) , Portfolio 50% (2000 words a collection of activities and reflections from practice that are related to the content of the unit, focussing on situation (good and otherwise) from practice that with new knowledge the student will be able to critically reflect and analyse.)

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