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|Unit chair:||S Rawani|
|Contact hours:||Theoretical component 3 hours per week (a combination of lectures, online tutorials 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.
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: 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.
Assignment (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 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.