Courses & Units

Cardiovascular Nursing 2 CNA519


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In this unit students will demonstrate their ability to care for patients with acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Nursing clinical decision making is explored as related to the assessment and management of a broad spectrum of related cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Students will be expected to enhance their knowledge and skill development through the implementation of a learning contract activity that enhances scope of practice. A particular emphasis in this unit will be placed on the physiological monitoring and diagnostic processes that support cardiac, cardiovascular and thoracic care.


Unit name Cardiovascular Nursing 2
Unit code CNA519
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Wendy Lennox-Bradley
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

  • Provide appropriate clinical decisions based upon an integrated assessment of the patient with acute or chronic cardiac or cardiothoracic conditions, which includes electrocardiographic or laboratory analysis.
  • Provide evidence of the ability to initiate early intervention during patient deterioration using a range of analytical skills.
  • Provide evidence of the ability to care for patients receiving advanced physiological support.
  • Provide education to patients with chronic cardiac or cardiovascular conditions.
  • A clinical portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge, skills and ability to critically reflect upon your practice and knowledge in emergent situations.
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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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.

AssessmentClinical Portfolio (40%)|Online discussion and final submission (40%)|Patient/client teaching episode (20%)
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Opie, L.H. and Gersh, B.J., (2013). Drugs for the Heart (8th ed). Elsevier Health Sciences

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