HNN104 - Care of the Child and Adolescent


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Note: From 2024 this unit will only be offered in Timester 2.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Campus contact:

Trimester 1:
Waterfront (Geelong): Amy Tagliante-Saracino
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Elijah Marangu

Trimester 2:
Burwood (Melbourne): Mataya Kilpatrick
Warrnambool: Sophie O’Keeffe
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Jamie Wheelahan





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will spend on average 150 hours over the trimester undertaking synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities for this unit.

This will include 18 hours synchronous learning activities and 18 hours of guided asynchronous learning activities.

Scheduled learning activities - campus 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery.


This unit forms part of the Critical Understandings Cluster. Caring for children and adolescents presents distinct challenges for nurses. This requires an appraisal of growth and development, legal and ethical responsibilities and how these impact on the requirements specific to these groups.

Opportunities will be provided for students to develop knowledge regarding the role and responsibilities of the nurse in managing symptoms and risk in relation to children and adolescents. Identification of appropriate evidence-based interventions to promote optimal functional status and development of the child or adolescent will be explored.

In this unit communication specific to children and adolescents living with a disability, those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), and/or from low socioeconomic backgrounds will be addressed.