Post Basic Certificate in Perioperative Nursing


The Post Basic Certificate in Perioperative Nursing (PBCPN) is a 6 months home grown programme offered by School of Medical and Life Sciences Sunway University. It obtained its approval (PA) from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA on 9th March 2021). The structure of the curriculum is guided by the Standard and Guidelines of the Nursing Board Malaysia. The Post Basic Certificate in Perioperative Nursing (PBCPN) is 20 credits programme. Clinical practice will be mainly in Sunway Medical Centre and KKM hospitals.

The programme is made up of several subjects, such as fundamentals of systemic perioperative nursing, communication and counselling, anesthesia care in perioperative nursing, and more. By teaching these subjects, the programme equips graduates with the means to provide proper care, communication and counselling. It also ensures that they have strong foundations in skills such as surgical instrumentation, principles of sterility, anesthesia and safe nursing perioperative practices such as surgical scrub, gowning and gloving and principles of patient skin preparation.

June, December
6 Months (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Nursing Manager
  • OT Clinical Instructor
  • OT technicians
  • Anesthetist assistant
  • Nursing Lecturer
  • Post Basic Clinical Instructor
  • OT Nurse specialist
Estimated Total Course Fee
  • RM15,475
    for Malaysian students
  • USD3,579
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Basic Medical Sciences

Fundamentals of Systemic Perioperative Nursing
Principles of Microbiology and Infection Control

Behavioural Sciences

Communication and Counselling

Nursing Science / Nursing Theory

Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment
Anaesthesia Care in Perioperative Nursing
Perioperative Care 1
Perioperative Care 2
Student studying

Entry Requirements

MQA Requirement
  • Certified medically fit.
  • Possess current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) for nurses from MNB.
  • Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution by MNB.
  • Minimum TWO (2) years of clinical working experience.
University Requirement

At least THREE (3) months of experience in the related field (operating theatre)

Mode of Delivery

  • Lecture (virtual/face to face)
  • Tutorial
  • Clinical placement

Other Special Instructions

All candidates will be required to complete clinical placement as a requirement of the curriculum.

Application Procedure

Send your application to:

Kalivani Poongawanam
Programme Coordinator - Perioperative Nursing
School of Medical and Life Sciences
Sunway University
Email: @email
Phone Number: 03-74918622 Ext 7416

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