HNN743 - Principles of Complex Intraoperative Nursing Care


2023 unit information

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

Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: H572, H672, H568, H668, H771


For student enrolled in H568, H569

must have completed  HNN740


For student enrolled in H572, H672, H771 


Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of online modules and seminars. Students will be expected to undertake an additional 7 hours per week of independent study

In-person attendance requirements

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of online modules and seminars.


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 3: Clinical assessments Pass/Fail

Unit Fee Information

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