Explores the preoperative planning and assessment phase and enables students to expand their knowledge and skills in a range of areas. Students work with a clinical mentor to practise skills in a lifelike setting and gain feedback on performance. Students are also given the opportunity to apply principles of general surgery to a selected area of surgical specialty.
- Preoperative assessment and planning phase
- History taking
- Physical and psychosocial assessment
- Preoperative education of the patient, family and significant others
- Risk management
- Review of planned surgical procedures
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse the PNSA role and procedures in the preoperative assessment and planning phase||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in preoperative assessment including physical and psychosocial assessment, history taking and assessment of potential complications||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply general principles of preoperative assessment and planning to a selected area of surgical speciality||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically reflect upon newly acquired skills and knowledge and how these may be further advanced in clinical practice.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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