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HNN300 - Child and Adolescent Nursing

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

K Jackson

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): R Thornton

Warrnambool: L Mielnik


HBS109, HNN114, HNN122

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s in weeks 1,3,5,7, 1 x 2 hour Seminar A in weeks 2,4,6,8 and 1 x 2 hour Seminar B per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is one of the Clinical Studies in Nursing 3 cluster theme. Caring for children and adolescents present particular challenges for nurses requiring appraisal of the growth and development stages, legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse and how these impact on the requirements specific to these age groups. In this context opportunities will be provided for students to develop a systematic body of knowledge on the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the management of symptoms, risk identification, and the development of appropriate interventions to promote optimal functional status and development of the child or adolescent. This body of knowledge will inform students’ problem-solving capabilities, skill development, and their ability to work in a team by integrating theory and practice specifically focused on the developmental and behavioural health concerns and the physiological and psychological alterations in children and adolescents. Further opportunities will be provided for students to examine the current social and health issues relating to children and adolescents.


Assignment 1 (1500 words) 40%, assignment 2 (2000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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