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HNN755 - Principles of Anaesthesia and Post Anaesthesia Nursing Care 1

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

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

Elyse Coffey





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of classes, cloud (online) modules and seminars. Students will be expected to undertake an additional 7 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: applied anatomy and pathophysiology relating to respiratory and cardiac systems for the care of patients undergoing anaesthesia and post anaesthesia care; the role of the anaesthetic/post anaesthetic nurse; patient assessment in the pre-, intra- and post-operative periods; physiological monitoring systems for patients undergoing anaesthesia and in the post anaesthesia care environment; an introduction to techniques and pharmacological agents of anaesthesia; and an introduction to post anaesthetic care including pain management, discharge criteria and management of nausea and vomiting and other complications.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Clinical assessments Pass/fail

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 60%

Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment must be passed in order to successfully 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 clinical 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.

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