Students cannot enrol in this unit if they have already completed the unit CNA787. This unit is only available to registered nurses. Students undertaking this unit should be employed in areas where they can gain exposure to trauma care.
Students undertaking emergency stream are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* 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 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit is underpinned by the theories and the practice of trauma nursing. The kinematics of trauma, patterns and mechanisms of injury, common trauma presentations and physiological response to trauma across the age spectrum will be examined. Students will extend their knowledge and skills in clinical assessment, problem solving and communication, through a theoretical exploration of the trauma literature and clinical practice.
ASSESSMENT: Case Study (2500 words) 50%, Online activities (2000 words) 50%
TEACHING PATTERN: online
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Fully online - H,L,W,N This unit is taught entirely online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,L,W,N Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Flexible scheduling - H,L,W,N Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
TEXTS Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Sem 2) will be available from mid April 2014
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.