Courses & Units

Oncology Nursing 2 CNA512


This unit is designed to present an integrative approach to identifying and managing the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment throughout the disease continuum. The palliative care component will concentrate on holistic aspects related to physical, psychological and spiritual issues that impact upon the lives of the person/family with cancer. Students will use a health promoting and patient education framework to assess, plan and implement appropriate strategies to promote positive attitudes to living with cancer.


Unit name Oncology Nursing 2
Unit code CNA512
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Judi Tapp
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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

  • demonstrate increased knowledge and management of common symptoms and side effects associated with cancers and their treatments and apply understanding of the time sequence of treatment side effects.
  • develop and implement strategies for cancer patients to cope and live with their cancer
  • apply advanced holistic health promoting and patient education skills to the oncology patient, including evidence based approached to cancer nursing care.
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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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentDiscussion and essay (50%)|Case Study (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Brown, C, 2015, A guide to Oncology Symptom Management.  Oncology Nursing Society, 2nd Ed.  (ONS) Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.


Yarbro, C.H, Wujcik, D, & Gobel, B. H, 2018, Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practices, 8th Ed. Jones Bartlet Publishers, LLC.

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