Courses & Units

Special Care of the Newborn Practice CNA529

Launceston

Note:

This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively. You need to be employed in an appropriate clinical setting.

Introduction

This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them, through the lenses of families in their care, evidence-based literature and the self. Application of theoretical knowledge and skills is gained by providing competent nursing care for infants and families in the specialist clinical environment.

Summary

Unit name Special Care of the Newborn Practice
Unit code CNA529
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Patricia Bromley
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate care from an informed position through synthesis of physical assessment and evidence-based literature to safeguard a justified confidence in your clinical reasoning skills.
  • Use a model of reflective practice to explore the congruence between values, attitudes and beliefs and your clinical practice, to develop your problem-solving abilities.
  • Consider the illness experience from the perspective of the family to develop an individualised family centred approach to care.
  • Develop skills for working in unfamiliar contexts; to present your findings on your evaluation of practice from an informed position of synthesising audit and evidence-based literature.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060315 $493.00 $493.00 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

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CNA521

Teaching

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.

AssessmentJournal (20%)|Research Matters (30%)|Reflective Practitioner (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

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

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