Courses & Units

Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Theory CNA756



Students are expected to have employment or a student placement in an operating room or anaesthetic and recovery environment. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


This unit focuses on exploring the theoretical components of perioperative nursing. The content of this unit will include principles of surgical asepsis, anaesthesia, perioperative nursing roles; and the social, ethical and legal issues relating to perioperative nursing. Applied anatomy, pathophysiology and surgical techniques for endoscopic and general surgery are also explored.


Unit name Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Theory
Unit code CNA756
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Amanda Gore

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




Teaching Pattern



Online discussion (2000 words) 40%; Essay (2500 words) 60%

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