Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
January 2023
One Semester (12 Weeks)
University Certificate of Study
NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:


Name: Department of Nursing & Midwifery
Address: Faculty of Education & Health Sciences Email: Telephone: +353 61 202271

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Module Description

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Managing and Co-Ordinating Perioperative Nursing 





€800 - EU

€1,500 - Non-EU

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are: 

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in the provision, management and co-ordination of perioperative nursing at specialist/advanced practice levels.

Please note students must successfully complete NS6091 before applying for this module  

This module explores advancing perioperative nurses' roles, accountability, and responsibilities in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of elective and emergency care of the patient. Creation and implementation of evidence-based protocols, procedures, and guidelines within the perioperative environment across a broad spectrum of surgical specialities.

Interpersonal relationships, stress, and conflict management within the perioperative environment. Multidisciplinary team collaborations and co-ordinating within the perioperative environment. Quality improvement in the management of equipment and consumables. Innovations and trends in advancing perioperative nursing to meet changing health service needs within a dynamic and challenging healthcare environment.

Learning outcomes:

  • Critically appraise the advancing role of the nurse in the organisation and management of the perioperative environment.
  • Evaluate evidence informing the organisational management within the perioperative setting.
  • Critically discuss the implications of evidence-based protocols in the perioperative setting.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of advancing perioperative nursing to meet changing health needs.
  • Display a professional commitment to the strategies required in reducing stress and conflict within the perioperative environment.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of interpersonal communication within teamwork.


  1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
    Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of  recognized prior learning  (RPL) as outlined in  the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery 
  3. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Please note students must successfully complete NS6091 before applying for this module

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

€800 EU - €1,500 Non EU 

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