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Unit Code
Unit Title
CNA109 Health Special Interest Project
CNA613 Project Management for Health Professionals
CNA632 Learning and Teaching in Healthcare Settings
CNA672 Research for Clinical Practice A
CNA688 Research for Clinical Practice B
CNA699 Applied Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals
CNA707 Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice
CNA727 Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses
CNA728 Food, Culture and Health
CNA729 Violence and Health
CNA738 Biological Therapies in Mental Health Care
CNA739 Psychological Therapies in Mental Health Care
CNA740 Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 1
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA741 Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 2
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA742 Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice 1
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA743 Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice 2
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA748 Advanced Midwifery Practice
CNA749 Advanced Discipline Studies in Midwifery
CNA750 Healthy Ageing
CNA751 Health Assessment and Ageing
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA752 Child and Family Health Nursing: Clinical Practice 1
CNA753 Child and Family Health Nursing: Clinical Practice 2
CNA754 Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Practice
CNA755 Contemporary Perioperative Nursing Practice
CNA756 Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Theory
CNA757 Contemporary Perioperative Nursing Theory
CNA758 Foundations of Child & Family Health Nursing
CNA759 Theoretical Aspects of Child and Family Health Nursing
CNA765 Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Theory
CNA767 Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Practice
CNA768 Therapeutic Medication Management
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA769 Advanced Clinical Management
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA770 Foundations of Critical Care Nursing Practice
CNA771 Contemporary Critical Care Nursing Practice
CNA772 Applied Nursing Science
CNA773 Contemporary Critical Care Nursing Science
CNA778 Clinical Internship
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA780 Advanced Acute Care Nursing
CNA781 Practice Advancement in Acute Nursing
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA782 The Illness Experience
CNA783 The Politics of Acute Nursing
CNA784 Foundations of Emergency Nursing Practice
CNA785 Clinical Perspectives of Emergency Nursing Practice
CNA786 Foundations of Emergency Nursing Science
(Not Offered 2014)
CNA787 Triage & Complex Management of the Emergency & Trauma Patient
CNA788 Context in Which Women Live
CNA802 Advanced Professional Nursing Practice
CNA803 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practice
KHA770 Research Thesis
KHA779 Research Design & Ethics
KHA789 Assessment in Counselling
(Not Offered 2014)
KHA796 Research Proposal
KHB702 Professional Internship

2014 CNA782 The Illness Experience


Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: No

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SPECIAL NOTE: Students must be currently employed in a clinical practice setting. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
CNA782 Distance(H,L,W,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 L Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 N Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 W Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014

* 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.

About Census Dates


In this unit students will examine the experience of illness from the patient/client perspective. The physical and psycho-social response of patients and their families to a sudden episode of illness is considered using a variety of approaches including theoretical perspectives and patient narratives. Areas to be specifically covered include: hospitalisation and sense of self; rethinking the life biography; exploring nurse-patient behaviours; patient explanations and understandings of illness.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Online discussion 500 words (20%), Essays x2(2000 words each) 40% each


fully online

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - L,H,W,N
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - L,H,W,N
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
   Flexible scheduling - L,H,W,N
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Toniele Shearer

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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.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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