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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Nursing

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1CM615
873332
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SNUR01

Award
Master of Nursing
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Master of Nursing will offer you the opportunity to extend knowledge gained through your undergraduate health studies and professional experience, preparing you for enhanced roles in nursing in areas such as education, management, administration and consultancy.

This flexible course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to be skilled advanced clinicians and future leaders, working collaboratively and productively in dynamic and diverse health service environments.

Career opportunities

Completion of post graduate education is a necessity for a wide range of potential career advances such as management, leadership or education roles or academic or research positions. Graduates of a Master of Nursing are recognised as possessing significant advancement in critical thinking and decision-making capability, which is a requirement of most senior clinical and managerial positions.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This 120-credit point course consists of six core units and four specialist elective units.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(6 units)
80cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below:

HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
HEA541 Culture in Practice
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)

Specialist Elective
(2-4 units)
40cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from one of the specialisations detailed below:

Dementia Studies
Complete all 40 credit points of:
HEA596 Socio-Political Issues and Leadership in Dementia Care
HEA597 Psychosocial Supports and Therapeutic Approaches for Dementia Patients and Families
HEA598 Neurobiology and Pathophysiology of Dementia
HEA599 Advancements in Dementia Care

Primary Health Care
Complete all 20 credit points of:
PHC500 Screening and Assessment
PHC501 Foundations of Primary Health Care
Plus 20 credit points from the following:
PHC502 Sexual Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)
PHC503 Oral Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)
PHC506 Remote Nursing in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)
PHC507 Dementia Management in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)
PHC508 Skin Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)
PHC510 Maternal and Child Primary Health Care (20cp)
PHC511 Chronic Condition Management in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Aeromedical studies
Complete all 20 credit points of:
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval
HEA583 International and Domestic Assistance Operations
Plus 20 credit points from the following:
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Maternal Critical Care
Complete all 40 credit points of:
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20cp)

Clinical Facilitation
Complete all 40 credit points of:
HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care
HEA504 Communication and Assessment Skills for Clinical Education
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Health Service Management
Complete all 40 credit points of:
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Mental Health
Complete all 40 credit points of:
HEA521 Mental Health Law and Ethics
HEA522 Advanced Mental Health Practice
HEA523 Pharmacology for Mental Health Professionals
HEA524 Negotiating Therapeutic Relationships

Renal Care
Complete all 40 credit points of:
NUR520 Advanced Renal Care 1
NUR521 Advanced Renal Care 2
NUR522 Renal pathophysiology and pharmacology
NUR523 End of life care

  120cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO HEA541 Culture in Practice CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 2
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO    
HEA506 Health Workforce CO    
Specialist Elective 3 SE    
Specialist Elective 4 SE    

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO HEA541 Culture in Practice CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 2
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO
Year 3
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
HEA506 Health Workforce CO Specialist Elective 4 SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time study plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  CO HEA541 Culture in Practice CO
  CO HEA506 Health Workforce CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 2
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO Specialist Elective 4 SE

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HEA541 Culture in Practice CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
Year 2
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations   Specialist Elective 3 SE
Year 3
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) SE
Year 4
HEA506 Health Workforce CO    
Specialist Elective 4 SE    

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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