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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills that enable them to work at an advanced level within the perioperative environment. Specialist perioperative practice is developed through exposure to the clinical management of complex surgical patients. The theory and clinical practice explored in this subject relates to the highly technical surgical sub-specialities. Consideration is also given to the professional issues facing perioperative practice.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Dean

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSG4CHA, NSG4FPO


Incompatible subjects NSG4CPN, NSG4SIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140-hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAlexander's care of the patient in surgeryRecommendedRothrock, J (ed.) 201014TH EDN MOSBY, USA
ReadingsPerianesthesia nursing: a critical care approachRecommendedDrain, CB (ed.) 20085TH EDN, SAUNDERS, ST LOUIS
ReadingsPerioperative nursingRecommendedHamlin, L, Richardson-Tench, M and Davies, M (eds) 2008ELSEVIER, SYDNEY

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