Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice (Perioperative)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice (Perioperative)
Campus

Offered Cloud (online) with significant campus mode requirements through Burwood (Melbourne)

Duration1 year full time or part time equivalent
Deakin course codeH672

From 2012 offered to continuing students only. Students who wish to undertake this specialty course should refer to the Master of Nursing Practice (H771) for more information.

Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma course is designed to prepare nurses to meet the complex challenges within the speciality practice area of perioperative nursing and to progressively build upon knowledge and skills to explore the specific roles within perioperative nursing practice. The course responds to the demands of industry and partnership/collaborating hospitals for nurses with sophisticated perioperative specialty skills and knowledge. The course continues knowledge development in specialty streams of intraoperative perioperative nursing and anaesthetic/post anaesthetic perioperative nursing.

The use of learning technologies such as CloudDeakin, teleconferencing, Blackboard Collaborate and Echo360 will facilitate student engagement in a large proportion of the specialist units.

A compulsory introductory five day program at Burwood (Melbourne) is normally held in the second week of February.

On completion of the Graduate Diploma course, students wishing to continue studies must enrol in H771 Master of Nursing Practice. Credit will be granted for units completed in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice (Perioperative).

Students wishing to complete the Master of Nursing Practice by research and undertake the 4 credit point minor thesis must have completed HNN727 Research in Nursing and Midwifery, and must achieve a Distinction or above for 75% of the units undertaken in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice specialty course.


Clinical Practice

Students normally are employed within a collaborating hospital for a minimum of 24 hours per week to support and provide a sound clinical learning environment for the clinical program requirements of the course. Where concurrent employment is not possible, clinical practicums may be negotiated.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Graduate Diploma course comprises eight credit points of study. Students may undertake six specialty units of study (six credit points) and two elective units, or alternatively students may undertake seven specialty units of study (seven credit points) and one elective unit.

Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment for each unit must be passed in order to successfully gain an overall pass in this course. Compulsory clinical hurdles form part of the assessment of this course. Recognition of the importance of clinical assessments is calculated in the overall student workload.

Note: Failure of a compulsory practicum in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

HNN755Principles of Anaesthesia and Post Anaesthesia Nursing Care 1 *

HNN740Core Principles of Intraoperative Nursing Care *

HNN741Nursing Inquiry for Specialist Practice *

Plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

HNN742Principles of Complex Perianaesthesia Nursing Care *

HNN743Principles of Complex Intraoperative Nursing Care *

HNN744Specialty Perioperative Practice 1 *

plus either
HNN745Speciality Perioperative Practice 2 *

OR
one elective unit

* Domestic students enrol as Cloud (online) students, however there are significant campus requirements. Most classes are conducted in campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) and are video-conferenced to other venues.