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HNN740 - Core Principles of Intraoperative Nursing Care

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Pat Nicholson

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

HNN755

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of classes and cloud (online) learning modules. Students will be expected to undertake an additional seven hours per week of independent study.

Note:

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.

^Students enrol as Cloud (online) students; however there are significant campus requirements

Content

The unit introduces students to the core principles and concepts of intraoperative nursing and collaborative management with a specific focus on the global, national and local quality & safety standards. An inquiry-based learning framework and clinical experience in this unit will enable students to critically analyse and apply evidence-based practice in order to implement risk management strategies in the intraoperative context.

 

This unit covers the role of specialist intraoperative nurses in managing surgical and/or procedural patients in relation to: concepts and principles of infection prevention, surgical safety and environmental planning and preparation; surgical wound assessment and management; and medico-legal requirements. The unit also aims to build teamwork and communication skills to establish and maintain collaborative professional respectful relationships with perioperative colleagues and to manage risk in order to optimise patient care.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%
Assessment task 3: 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

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2562$3169

* 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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