Courses & Units

Orthopaedic Nursing 1 CNA528

Launceston

Note:

You need to be employed in an appropriate clinical setting.

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the role of the orthopaedic nurse in the clinical area and examines the musculoskeletal system and health assessments across the life span in relation to orthopaedic conditions. A range of degenerative disorders will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with diagnostic tools used in clinical practice.

Summary

Unit name Orthopaedic Nursing 1
Unit code CNA528
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Michelle Phillips
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

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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 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
  • Analyse and critically reflect upon the impact acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions may have on the lifestyle of the individuals and their families
  • Apply advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skills to the care of the patient with an orthopaedic condition
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

AssessmentOnline Quiz (10%)|Online discussion and summary paper (Practice Report) (40%)|Presentation of Case Study (50%)
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Textbooks

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