HNN743 - Principles of Complex Intraoperative Nursing Care


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in one of the following courses: H572, H672, H568, H668, H771.


For student enrolled in H568, H572, H668, H672 and H771: must have completed HNN740.


For student enrolled in H572, H672, H771: HNN742.

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Theoretical component 10-13 hours per week - a combination online seminars (3 hours) and self-guided modules (7-10 hours). Students are also required to complete a minimum of 24 hours a week in specialty clinical practice in their employing hospital.

In-person attendance requirements

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including up to 10
synchronous online seminar days that are recorded and made available to
students on demand.


This unit focuses on further developing the speciality knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required for intraoperative nursing practice. There is a focus on the student’s ability to manage complex and special populations and to identify risk and inform decisions that deliver safe, high quality nursing care in order to promote optimal patient outcomes.

This unit covers the role of specialist intraoperative nurse in comprehensively managing patients across the life cycle undergoing surgery in relation to the concepts and principles of intraoperative techniques in complex and specialty populations; assessment and management of elective and emergency patients undergoing complex and specialty surgical procedures; and applying core principles of intraoperative practice in a range of novel, ill-structured, complex time critical surgical cases.

Hurdle requirement

  • Assessment 2: Clinical assessments Pass/Fail

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