Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (NURS5088)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study aims to empower the advanced practice nurse through an in depth knowledge and understanding of medications in relation to their origin, chemical structure, preparation, administration, their actions on physiological and pathophysiological processes and their metabolism and excretion. Students will apply this knowledge and understanding to complex case studies and will investigate strategies to optimise medication management and minimise drug related problems.
The unit consists of five modules in which students will explore the general principles of drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and research the therapeutic use of commonly prescribed medications in reputable online drug information data bases. They will then review complex case studies and investigate strategies to optimise medication management and minimise drug related problems.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

distance education/intensive on campus, up to 4 study days

Assessment

assignment (15%) and case study (10%) and medication review (25%) and written examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.