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HNN740 - Core Principles of Intraoperative Nursing Care

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

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

Ann Parkman





Incompatible with:


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.


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


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.


Assessment task 1: Group presentation and individual report (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

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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