Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowedge and skills required to care for patients in cancer/palliative nursing practice contexts. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice and undertake further studies at more advanced levels in cancer/palliative nursing. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. Students will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and a limited number of on-campus workshops (and/or equivalent online virtual classrooms) and supported by appropriate clinical practicum.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2014, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 2.0 days placement - off site per week and delivered via blended.
"8-hours per week of clinical learning time."

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via distance education.
"2-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules."

Problem Based Learning
Four 6.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via blended.
"4 x 6-hour face-to-face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10
One 1,000-word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass for this appraisal in order to pass the subject.0
One 2,000-word written assignment30
One 5,000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media60