Post Basic Certificate in Perioperative Nursing


The perioperative nursing program aims to equip Registered Nurses with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to work safely and effectively in the perioperative setting.

(N/723/3/0159) : MQA/FA 8293 (06/22)

Program Outcomes:

This program aims to prepare nurses who are:

    • Competent to intergrate theory, principles and concepts into perioperative  nursing practice.
    • Efficient in provinding continuous, integrated care in perioperative  assessment, intraoperative intervention, and postoperative evaluation of surgical patients.
  • Skillful in participating effectively as a team member to support surgical patients’ achievements of their expected outcomes.

Program Structure:

This program consists of theoretical input and clinical practice in perioperative nursing.

Programme Outline:

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Principles of Asepsis, Infection Control and Techniques of Sterilization
  • Principles of Instrumentation, Sutures, and Needles Related to Wound Healing
  • Operation Methods and Technologies
  • Anesthesia Agents, Anesthesia Methods, and Nursing Implications
  • Legal-Ethical Implications, Risk Management in Perioperative Environment
  • Patient Care in the Pre, Intra, and Post-Operative Settings
  • Nursing Practicum


  • Six (6) months full time program

Language Used for Delivery:

  • English

Programme Delivery:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstration
  • Tutorial
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Clinical in Skill Lab
  • Clinical Experience

Entry requirements:

  • Diploma/ Degre in Nursing
  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM) or its equivalent
  • Possess Current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)
  • Minimum Two (2) Years Clinical Working Experience
  • Possess at Least Three (3) Months Experience in the Related Speciality


  • Post Basic Certificate in Perioperative

Approval Body for the Commencement of the Programme:

  • Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
  • Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
  • Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM)
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