NMHS44140 Intro Specialist Periop

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will provide students with a broad introduction to the professional domains, skills and approaches which underpin nursing practice in the perioperative environment.

Furthermore the module provides foundational knowledge which will support further specialist learning in the areas of intraoperative nursing and anaesthetic and PACU nursing.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Develop an understanding of the practical and philosophical underpinnings of perioperative nursing practice

2. Apply frameworks to critically evaluate the professional domains which guide perioperative nursing practice
3. Critically evaluate the role of the nurse in perioperative practice

4. Create a clear development plan to overarch learning within the sphere of perioperative nursing

Indicative Module Content:

Learning activities will span four learning units
Academic skills for graduate learning
Introduction to Anasethetic and PACU nursing
Introduction to Intraoperative Nursing
Professional Issues in Perioperative Nursing

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A variety of learning activities are adopted including face to face seminars, online asynchronous presentations, quizes and online interactive learning activities and student-led learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Case presentation on the patient's journey through the perioperative envirnoment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Personal development plan Unspecified n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive individualised feedback on each element of the assignment

Name Role
Ms Aoibhinn Goss Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Patricia Keenan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Nwabueze Akuoma Nwankire Lecturer / Co-Lecturer