NURS 2010 Health Variations 1 - Perioperative

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401207

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Description In Autumn 2022 this subject will be replaced by subject 401455 - Health Variations 1 - Introduction to Alterations in Health. This subject 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.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Co-requisite(s) Co-requisites for 4691 and 4693 BIOS 1010 Bioscience 1 and BIOS 1011 Bioscience 2

Equivalent Subjects NURS 2009 Health Variations 1

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.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
2 x Online Quiz 20% total (10% each each quiz) 20 minutes each quiz 20 N Individual
Professional Task: A Case History with Guided Questions 1,200 words 40 N Individual
End-of-session Exam - Online 1 hour 40 N Individual

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