University of Technology Sydney

96203 Professional Development in Perioperative Practice

6cp; Online



This subject aims to expand the student’s professional development and understanding of the legal and ethical framework in the perioperative environment. Students will critically reflect on perioperative specific adverse events and associated risk management strategies. Students will examine how technical and non-technical skills (human factors) contribute to patient safety through fostering positive interdisciplinary collaboration. Students develop their cognitive skills by analysing, consolidating and synthesising their theoretical knowledge in relation to accountability in practice, evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning and transfer this knowledge into managing complex issues. Caring for a culturally diverse patient population, managing the deteriorating patient and organ procurement are also examined. Strategies to foster a sustainable perioperative environment are included.

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