HNN319 - Chronic Illness and Supportive Care


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

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

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

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Naomi Bunker
Waterfront: Amy Tagliante Saracino
Warrnambool: Suzanne Coulson
NIKERI: Kelly Menzel 


All of HBS109, HNN114, HNN122 and HNN227



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 cloud (online) hour, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week and 80 hour clinical placement


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

Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.


This unit is one of three within the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 3. The unit provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the emerging perspectives of chronic illnesses and their psychosocial impact. Students will develop knowledge and skills relevant to the management of symptoms associated with a range of chronic illnesses and risk management strategies to promote quality patient outcomes. Students will explore the cognitive, social, and psychological impact of the burden of disease and the nurse’s role in the multidisciplinary team in providing supportive care for individuals living with chronic illness. During a two (2) week clinical placement students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you: