School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Health Variations 1 - PerioperativeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401207.1

Discipline: NURSING

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Bronwyn Smith

Assumed Knowledge
Primary health care, foundational knowledge of human biological sciences including human body systems, immunity, wound healing, infection control, basic concepts in pharmacology and pathophysiology and the relationship to nursing practice.

Equivalent Units
401010 Health Variations 1


Co-requisites for 4691 and 4693: 401002 Bioscience 1 and 401006 Bioscience 2.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online or 4692 Bachelor of Nursing Graduate Entry. Students must be enrolled in 4780 to enrol in WSU Online Campus units.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 WSU Online Trimester 1  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Mellish  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 WSU Online Trimester 3  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Nikki Meller  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit provides the theoretical background knowledge for Professional Practice 3. It introduces the student to the fundamental principles of perioperative nursing care in supporting clients undergoing surgical interventions incorporating the related pathophysiology and pharmacology. In particular, nursing care of surgical interventions relating to the gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems, and injury prevention and controls will be the focus of case history reviews. The National Health Priority Areas of Injury Prevention and Control, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal conditions and Cancer Control will be addressed.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

4691.2Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.3Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.4Bachelor of NursingCURRENT
4692.2Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.3Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.4Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.5Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
4693.3Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.4Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.5Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CURRENT
4780.1Bachelor of Nursing - WSU OnlineCURRENT

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