Principles of Perioperative Management
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Operating suite management involves the comprehensive use of resources as well as the management of people. This unit of study aims to equip students with the fundamental principles of management and the skills required to manage the unique operating suite environment. Students will review organisational theory. Skills to manage a changing work environment are also examined, from developing business plans to design briefs, business submissions and equipment acquisition. The analytical process for strategic planning and reliance on information systems are also discussed.

Principles of Perioperative Management
Unit of study code 234
Availability Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing

GC single unit of study

Please note: This subject will not be available after the April 2020 term.
Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Ltd (ACORN) 2018, Standards for perioperative nursing in Australia, 15th edn, Author, Adelaide, South Australia.
Co-ordinated by Sharron Smyth-Demmon MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Preparing to manage a) critically analyse leadership and management theories and relate to the perioperative environment Assessment 1: Online discussions 10% 3, 8
Theme 2: Professional issues in management b) identify and discuss human resource practices within the perioperative environment Assessment 2: Reflective essay (2,000 words) 40% 6
Theme 3: Organising resources c) examine communication styles in developing positive work culture Assessment 3: Essay (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: Human resource management d) explain the concept of vision statements and relate this knowledge to their own practice
Theme 5: Change management & key performance indicators e) review leadership theories and reflect on their impact in change management

f) discuss capital expenditure and budgeting within the perioperative environment

g) identify the underpinning theories in quality management.

Principles of Perioperative Management (234) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.