Courses & Units

Chronicity, Complexity and Service Delivery CXA722


This unit examines issues of chronicity and complexity as the basis for students to examine the operational aspects of service delivery in the management of clinical populations. Students will examine the role of information and technology in practice including: conducting needs analysis, application of apps in therapy, application of telehealth and use of digital health technologies in chronic and complex care.


Unit name Chronicity, Complexity and Service Delivery
Unit code CXA722
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Professor Anne Whitworth
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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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

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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

  • Use the clinical reasoning process for clients with complex needs and contexts.
  • Critically analyse theories of chronicity and complexity and explain their relationships with models of practice to determine client assessment and intervention plans, or service responses.
  • Analyse clinical and professional events, incorporate evidence and consider the risks and benefits of all assessment and intervention methods for modifying practice approaches when working with clients with complex conditions.
  • Select, critically analyse and explain the application of current and emerging technologies in service delivery.
  • Perform professional practice in a safe and professional manner at entry to practice level.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching Pattern

Workshop: On campus – 6 hours, Semester 2 times; Workshop: Online - 1 hour, Semester 12 times; Online class: 0.5 hours, Semester 20 hours; Independent learning/Individual Study: 12 hours, Semester 8 times. 

AssessmentCase Study (30%)|Client Assessment (30%)|Quality Improvement in Service Delivery (40%)
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