Courses & Units

Cardiovascular Nursing 3 CNA520

Launceston

Note:

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

Note:

This unit is only available to registered nurses.

Introduction

This unit focuses on understanding the theoretical principles of caring for the person experiencing acute or chronic cardiac, cardiovascular or thoracic conditions. Students will apply their understanding of the pathophysiological nature of disease states, including clinical diagnostics, with a particular emphasis on contemporary interventional modalities for the management of acute coronary syndrome and cardiac failure. Case based learning will guide knowledge development in related cardiovascular and thoracic conditions.

Summary

Unit name Cardiovascular Nursing 3
Unit code CNA520
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Jacqueline Colgan
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply theories related to caring for patients with acute or chronic cardiac or cardiothoracic conditions.
  • Provide evidence of the ability to critically analyse and respond to common investigations for example, cardiac catheterisations, electrocardiography, echocardiography or laboratory results using evidence based research.
  • Critically analyse the evidence based recommendations that support nursing care of people with cardiovascular and cardiothoracic conditions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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Teaching

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Essay (50%)| (40%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Recommended

Perpetua, E.M. and Keegan, P., 2020. Cardiac Nursing. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Olson, K. ed., 2021. Oxford handbook of cardiac nursing. Oxford University Press

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