Courses & Units

Rehabilitation Nursing 1 CNA503


This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


This unit introduces theories underpinning the complex needs of the person requiring rehabilitation nursing. Through exploration of the literature, students will explore rehabilitation theories incorporating theories of disability, epidemiology and rehabilitation principles to guide development of the rehabilitation nurse.


Unit name Rehabilitation Nursing 1
Unit code CNA503
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Pathmavathy Namasivayam
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Engage critically with the literature that addresses approaches to and theories about rehabilitation nursing
  • Analyse contemporary literature and engage with theories of disability and chronic illness such as resilience, self-determination, function and the wellness model
  • Articulate the role of the rehabilitation nurse within the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary rehabilitation team
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060399 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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AssessmentOnline Discussion and Summary. (30%)|Online Quiz (20%)|Essay (50%)
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Chang, E & Johnson, A 2018, Living with chronic illness and disability: Principles for nursing practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Sydney.


McPherson, K, Gibson, BE & Leplege, A 2015, Rethinking Rehabilitation: Theory and Practice, CRC Press, NW, Florida.

 Hoeman, SP 2008, Rehabilitation Nursing: Prevention, Intervention and Outcomes, 4th edn, Mosby, St Louis, United States

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