Who is the programme for?
This Programme is for nurses who have a primary degree (or equivalent) in nursing or a related discipline with at least two year's post-registration experience with one year's experience in the peri-operative environment. Usually, applicants have experience in the areas of anaesthesia, intra-operative, post-anaesthesia care nursing. The Programme is designed to expand the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses who already are engaged in the care of people within the peri-operative environment. Candidates must be employed in a peri-operative environment at the commencement of and for the full duration of the programme.
What is the programme about?
Peri-operative nursing requires an advanced knowledge base, skilled assessment, prompt intervention and ongoing evaluation. This programme is designed to provide nurses with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain these specialist skills required to care for patients in the peri-operative environment. It also provides students with an opportunity for personal growth and professional development.
This programme aims to enable students to develop new knowledge and greater understanding of the principles and theories, which underpin the various aspects of peri-operative nursing, including nursing theory and theory in the bio-psychosocial sciences.
What will I learn?
The emphasis throughout the programme is on practical application of specialist nursing knowledge and skills in peri-operative contexts. The programme comprises 6 credit-bearing modules.
How will I beneﬁt?
This programme will enhance career prospects and provide the building blocks for lifelong self-directed learning. It will provide key knowledge and the critical skills required to be a more effective clinician and to innovate and lead in peri-operative nursing practice.
Teaching methods / Information technology
A wide range of innovative teaching and assessment methods are used, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, online media, debate, case presentations and clinical assessments. Through the curriculum structure, students are enabled to apply their theoretical knowledge in the clinical setting. There are designated clinical placement requirements in this programme. Students remain attached to their own peri-operative environment for the duration of the training programme once their peri-operative environment meets the required designated clinical placements.