Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
September 2024
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.


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

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility.   Please Note:   Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.   

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Module Description

Module Code

NFQ Level

ECTS Credits

Start Date


Principles Underpinning Peri-Operative Nursing




Sept. 2024

€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 their knowledge and expertise regarding the principles underpinning perioperative nursing at specialist/advanced practice levels. Please note students must complete this module in order to advance to NS6082 

This module explores the principles and philosophy underpinning perioperative nursing. Personalised care of patients within the highly technical perioperative setting. The role of the nurse in anaesthetics, recovery, pain management, and collaborative care in perioperative environments. Health and safety dimensions in providing safe and effective perioperative nursing in an ever-changing environment. Recommended perioperative practices, guidelines, and policies. The challenges in promoting, managing, controlling, and minimising risk within the perioperative area. 

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of the programme the student will be able to: 

  • Critically discuss the principals underpinning personalised care of patients throughout the perioperative experience.
  • Critically debate approaches to promoting safety and minimising risk in the perioperative setting.
  • Critically discuss the application of guidelines and policies in the perioperative setting.
  • Critically evaluate the creation and maintenance of an optimal perioperative environment.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development in advancing the role of the nurse in managing the patient within the perioperative setting 
  1. A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicants must complete this module in order to advance to NS6082
  4. Applicants must be working in perioperative theatre to undertake 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 

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria 

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