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HNN313 - Perioperative Nursing

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or associated combined courses to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

A Parkman


HNN122 and HBS109 and must have completed Special Requirement HNN313-APP.

Contact hours:

1 hour introductory class, 4 x 3 hour seminars, 1 week clinical experience. In addition, students should allocate 2-3 hours per week to complete perioperative workbook.


This unit is currently under review for 2015 onwards and may be subject to change

^There are limited places available; students must submit an expression of interest to the Enrolment Officer during the re-enrolment period to be considered for a place.
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This elective unit provides second or third year students with the opportunity to learn about another context of nursing. In this Parallel Nursing Studies unit students will be introduced to patient-centred care, the role of nursing within the interdisciplinary team, evidence-based practice, and quality approaches in perioperative nursing. This unit will introduce key concepts necessary for nursing perioperative patients experiencing anaesthesia and surgery. It will provide an opportunity for students to develop foundational knowledge, skills, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities in relation to symptom and risk management and the impact on patient function in the context of perioperative nursing.


Assignment (1500 words) 40%, examination (2 hours, closed book) 60%, clinical assessment pass/fail (equivalent 500 words). Failure of the clinical component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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