Courses & Units

Clinical Perspectives of Emergency Nursing Practice CNA785


This unit extends clinical assessment and management skills of the student by exploring emergency presentations in the acutely unwell adult and paediatric patient. This unit develops an emergency nurse who is able to critically assess and evaluate the patient's condition using advanced problem solving skills. This unit will also explore disaster management and professional issues including legal and ethical cases in the emergency setting.


Unit name Clinical Perspectives of Emergency Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA785
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Catherine Teare
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

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

  • critically analyse applied nursing practice in the emergency setting
  • apply integrated clinical assessment and problem solving skills related to the emergency care of patients
  • demonstrate the ability to practice in a rapidly changing, technological area.

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
060399 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on 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 What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.





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.

AssessmentPortfolio (50%)|Essay (50%)
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Curtis, K, Ramsden, C, Shaban, R, Fry, M & Considine J 2019, Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 3e, Elsevier, Australia.


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Cameron, P, Brown, A, Jelinek, G, Kelly, A, Murray, L. (eds) 2019, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine (5th edn), Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Jarvis, C 2020, Physical Examination and Health Assessment (8th edn), Saunders, St Louis.

Tortora, G & Derrickson, B 2017, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (15th edn), John Wiley & Sons, USA

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