Courses & Units

Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Theory CNA765

This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


In this unit students will explore the care of acutely unwell children and their families. Students will extend their knowledge of the pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and practices involved in caring for children with a range of medical, psychological and surgical conditions.


Unit name Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Theory
Unit code CNA765
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Julieann Browning
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online 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 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the anatomy, physiology and integrated pathophysiology of acutely and chronically unwell infants, children and adolescents.
  • Discuss the implementation of advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skills.
  • Deliver advanced therapeutic interventions including interpretation of clinical investigations that support the management of acutely and chronically unwell infants, children and adolescents.
  • Use evidence-based literature to analyse and evaluate the clinical management of acutely and chronically unwell infants, children and adolescents.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060315 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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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.

AssessmentProfessional Development (30%)|Discussion posts (online) and final submission (35%)|Essay (35%)
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Speedie,L,  Middleton, A, (Aust. editors) Hockenberry, M.J, Wilson, D & Rodgers, C, (US editors), 2022, Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children, Australia and New Zealand Edition for Professionals, 1st Edition, Elsevier, NSW.

Further required readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator.


Forster, E, & Fraser, J, 2018, Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses, Cambridge University Press, NSW, Australia.

Further Recommended Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.

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