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|Unit chair:||A Parkman|
Theoretical component 3 hours per week (a combination of lectures and online learning modules). Students will be expected to undertake an additional seven hours per week of independent study.
This unit is part of the Perioperative Specialty stream of the Master of Nursing Practice for students who are also employed in a suitable clinical area in partnership with Deakin University.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
* Students enrol as off-campus students; however there are significant on campus requirements
The unit covers: infection prevention and control relating to the care of patients undergoing surgery including asepsis, sterilisation and disinfection, and environmental controls; the implementation and maintenance of a safe environment for patients including patient positioning, standard and additional precautions; planning for intraoperative patient care; concepts of practice within the role of the circulating and instrument nurse; and the legal and ethical issues that affect practice, including perioperative documentation, consent, and counting of accountable items.
Group presentation and individual report (1500 words) 40%, examination (2 hours) 60%, clinical assessments pass/fail
Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment must be passed in order to gain an overall pass in this unit. Clinical assessments form part of the assessment of this unit. Recognition of the importance of clinical assessments is calculated in the overall student workload.
Note: Failure of a compulsory practicum component in a unit will normally 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.