Post Basic Perioperative Nursing


The ‘Post Basic Perioperative Nursing’ professional development course, from DSH Institute of Technology, is one of the most reputed qualification in Malaysia. DSH Institute of Technology is one of the very few institutes in Malaysia which conducts this course and the program is claimable via the Human Resource Development Funds (HRDF).


The ‘Post Basic Perioperative Nursing’ is a six month program designed to prepare already registered nurses, who are currently placed in the perioperative setting, for further specialization. The program consists of a combination of classroom and laboratory activities as well as clinical placements in government and private healthcare settings.


At the end of our ‘Post Basic Perioperative’ course, at DSH Institute of Technology, nurses will be able to :

  1. integrate theory, principles and concepts into perioperative nursing practice.
  2. provide continuous, integrated care in perioperative assessment, intraoperative intervention, and postoperative evaluation of surgical patients.


Course Code




MQA (FA 5313 – 01)

MOHE (N/KJP/0055)



January and June


Special Notes :
This programme is only open to nurses who possess a current ‘Annual Practising Certificate’ (APC) and have one year of clinical working experience and three months of perioperative experience

Future Education Pathways

Career Options

Scrub Nurse, Circulating Nurse or RN First Nurse in an operating theatre
Nurse Manager

Entry Requirements

Registered with the Medical Nursing Board, Malaysia
Possess current 'Annual Practice Certificate' (APC) for nurses
Minimum ONE (1) year clinical working experience in healthcare settings
Minimum THREE (3) months experience in the perioperative setting
Medically fit and free from disabilities that hinder nursing dexterity
*Pregnancy is not allowed during the course*

Course Modules

Technical Knowledge
PPMS 1012
Applied Anatomy and Physiology in Surgery
PPNS 1032
Perianesthesia in Perioperative Nursing
PBMS 1022
Microbiology and Infection Control in Perioperative Setting
PPNS 1023
Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment
PPNS 1013
Perioperative Nursing Care
Professional Knowledge / Skills
PBBS 1012
Communications, Counselling and Medico Legal in Perioperative Nursing
Clinical Attachments
PPNS 1023
Clinical Placements


Mock Wards for Post Operative Care
Well Equipped Library with Latest Up to Date Reading Materials for Research and Assignments
Computer Lab with Up to Date Software for Assignment Completion
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