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This unit of study explores the impetus for change in conventional health service delivery and the issues related to providing health services for people with chronic disease. Nurses manage patients with chronic and complex issues and, in doing so, need to develop their knowledge and skills in this area. Students explore issues in the management of clients in their care by critiquing appropriate models of care, patient assessment and management. Themes in this unit of study refer to epidemiology, models of care, collaborative case management, assessment (principles and application), patient management, disease progression, medication management, enhanced primary care, as well as bioethical and psychosocial issues.

Chronic and Complex Care
Unit of study code 120
Availability Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Linlin Ho
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Landscapes and chronic illness a) appraise the evidence-based policies, models and guidelines that inform chronic care management in Australia Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 4, 8
Theme 2: Models of care b) explore the impact of the illness trajectory on the person experiencing chronic health issues Assessment 2: Short answer essays 40% 6
Theme 3: Nursing assessment c) evaluate the needs of the person with chronic illness to develop strategies that are person-centred and holistic Assessment 3: Case analysis 50% 10
Theme 4: Nursing support d) discuss the chronic health issues experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Theme 5: Engaged patients e) examine the role of the nurse and integrated support services in providing person-centred chronic care management
Theme 6: Experiencing chronic illness f) analyse the health literacy and communication skills needed by individuals to increase capacity in self-management of chronic care conditions

Chronic and Complex Care (120) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.