Students are expected to have employment or a student placement in an operating room environment. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
This unit builds on CNA756. The content of this unit focuses on the varied anatomical and physiological conditions seen by the perioperative nurse within a selection of different specialities in the perioperative environment. Special considerations relating to nursing different patient cohorts undergoing surgery are also explored. Leadership and management in the perioperative environment will also be examined
|Unit name||Contemporary Perioperative Nursing Theory|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Fiona Newman|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- appraise the attributes and skills required for effective leadership, management, and implementing change in complex collaborative health care environments
- critically analyse current socio-political and quality drivers and how they impact upon patient centred perioperative care and service improvement.
- interpret and apply concepts of patient management within surgical specialties and different patient cohorts undergoing surgery.
- search and appraise current research and evidence bases related perioperative care and using methods of enquiry, evaluative skills and attitudes for critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
|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.
Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Essay – Management & Leadership (50%)|Essay – Surgical Speciality Management (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Rothrock, J (ed) 2018, Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th edn, Elsevier Health Sciences, Sydney.
Hamlin, L, Davies, M, Richardson-Tench, M, Sutherland-Fraser S (eds) 2016, Perioperative nursing an introductory text, 2edn, Elsevier Australia, Sydney.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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