In the orthopaedic specialisation you will take a person- and family-centred approach to modules covering integral anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the significance of polypharmacy in the context of pain assessment and management, and surgical risk models. The scientific concepts covered include the physiology of pain, concepts of human development, the cellular environment, and systems relationships to the surgical patient.

Career opportunities

Studying the orthopaedic specialisation can lead to a career in:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical nurse consultant,
  • nurse unit manager/associate nurse unit manager
  • ward educator
  • clinical education programs coordinator
  • an academic in undergraduate education

Industry partnerships

ACU is proud to partner with:

  • Bendigo Health
  • Northern Health
  • Austin Health
  • Northern Health
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
  • St Vincent’s Hospital (Public) Melbourne
  • St Vincent’s Hospital (Private) Melbourne
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Completion requirements

A Specialisation group consists of 20cp.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG636Foundations of Specialty Practice 110 CP
  • NRSG637Foundations of Specialty Practice 210 CP

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