Taking a person and family-centred approach, you will explore modules that cover integral anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the significance of polypharmacy in the context of pain assessment and management, and surgical risk models. In the plastics/orthopaedic specialisation you will also cover scientific concepts that include the physiology of pain, concepts of human development, the cellular environment, and systems relationships to the surgical patient. Two units will be undertaken in a professional setting through our affiliate model as this specialty is not offered fully online. Please contact us if you would like further information.

Career opportunities

Studying this specialisation can lead to a career as a:

  • 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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