What is Post Basic in Perioperative Nursing?

The Perioperative Nursing program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for Registered Nurses who are interested in pursuing a career in the operation theatre. Perioperative Nurses work closely with the surgeon, surgical patients, family members and other health care professionals to help plan, implement and evaluate surgical treatments.

Nurses will be able to perform a pre-assessment and risk management for surgical patients, assist in the administration of anesthesia, perform the role in scrubbing and circulating during surgical intervention to provide immediate post-operative care.

There are several routes for theatre nurses to further their careers including in management, education, research and pursuing their further studies to become a surgical care practitioner.


University Award:

Program information


  • Preceptor
  • Assistant Nurse Manager / Duty Supervisor
  • Clinical Instructor
  • OT Nurse Manager
  • Perioperative Nurse Lecturer



  • 1995 – Established as a pioneer nursing college and in operation as SJMC Nursing College.
  • 2007 – registered with the Ministry of Higher Education as a private higher education provider under the name of Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College.
  • 2009 – began operations and grew to 1100 students, offering 18 programs.
  • 2020 – acquired by UOW Malaysia and became part of the UOW global network of campuses.
  • 2022 – relocated to the UOW Malaysia Glenmarie campus and renamed as UOW Malaysia College, offering quality health care education.



98%    Pass rates (average) OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS in the Malaysia Nursing Board Exams

96%   Customer Satisfaction Feedback on Teaching and Learning as rated by our students over the last 15 years. 

92%    Employment / Higher Education pursuit rates and 100% for Nursing.

6 months
Program Location
UOW Malaysia College

Basic Medical Sciences

  • Basic Medical Science in Perioperative Nursing


Behavioural Sciences

  • Fundamental Aspects in Perioperative Management


Nursing Sciences

  • Perioperative Nursing Practices
  • Anesthesia in Perioperative Nursing
  • Operating Theatre Surgical Instruments and Equipment
  • Infection Control in Perioperative Nursing
  • Clinical Practice

Intake dates


Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available 

Academic Qualification
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia.
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical working experience.



All students must undergo medical check-up.