Courses & Units

Foundations of Children's Care 2 CNA508


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


In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the unit will be the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting children using a clinical reasoning framework.


Unit name Foundations of Children's Care 2
Unit code CNA508
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Andrea Middleton
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the physiological alterations that occur when a neonate/child or adolescent becomes chronically or acutely unwell.
  • Implement advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skill.
  • Deliver evidence based care for neonatal, paediatric and adolescent patients with complex physiological problems.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060315 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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AssessmentOnline Quizzes. (50%)|Case Study (50%)
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Neonatal nursing students wil need the following text:

Kain, V, & Mannix, T, 2018, Neonatal Nursing in Australia and New Zealand Principles for Practice, Elsevier, NSW, Australia.

Paediatric nursing students will need the following text:

Hockenberry, Wilson & Rodgers, 2019, Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children 11th Edition, Elsevier, Canada. (10th Edition is available as an e-book through the UTAS library)


Forster, E, & Fraser, J, 2018, Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses, Cambridge University Press, NSW, Australia.

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