Introduction to Pharmacology (NURS2001)
UNIT OF STUDY
This introductory pharmacology unit will be taught jointly by the Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Science, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and Sydney Nursing School. Lectures will enable students to develop an understanding of drug action, the relationship between molecular structure and drug activity, drug metabolism and dosage and some therapeutic uses of drugs. In addition, through tutorials and clinical laboratory sessions, students will be provided with an opportunity to apply the underlying principles of pharmacology to their nursing practice by learning to: - search evidence-based drug information sources for relevant information, - apply and integrate the evidence-based pharmacological information to simple case studies to optimise safe medication management. Students will also learn about the legal and professional requirements associated with the quality use of medicines in nursing practice.
Further unit of study information
13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, and 2x2-hr clinical labs
online quiz (20%) and written discussion of a case based scenario (30%) and written examination (50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
NURS1001 and NURS1005
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.