Child and Adolescent Health and Care (NURS2002)


This unit of study introduces students to childrens' and young peoples' nursing. Essential skills and knowledge for paediatric, child and youth health nursing across a variety of clinical and community settings will prepare students for critical thinking and problem solving within this field. The unit emphasises contemporary issues impacting on the health of children, young people, and their families, and students will have the opportunity to examine interventions and strategies aimed at improving health outcomes.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


13x2-hr lectures, 6x2-hr tutorials, 4x2-hr clinical labs and clinical placement (80-hrs)


Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

36 Year 1 credit points including NURS1008

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.