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 explores the principles of perioperative nursing. The content of this unit will include ethical and legal issues related to perioperative nursing, professional issues, infection control, and operating suite planning. Applied anatomy, pathophysiology and surgical techniques for general surgery are also included.
|Unit name||Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Theory|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Fiona Newman|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse and apply principles of ethics and law to the perioperative environment.
- Interpret and apply theories of asepsis, human factors and patient safety related to the perioperative environment.
- Apply concepts of anatomy and pathophysiology to patient management during pre- operative, intra-operative and post-operative phases of general surgery and endoscopic procedures.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Essay - Case Study (50%)|Discussion posts (online) and summary paper. (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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