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Introduction to Pharmacology - NURS2001

Year - 2018

This introductory pharmacology unit 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. Through tutorials and clinical laboratory sessions students will have an opportunity to apply the underlying principle of pharmacology to their nursing practice to: 1. Search evidence-based drug information sources for relevant information 2. Apply and integrate the evidence based pharmacological information to simple case studies to optimise knowledge of safe medication management Students will also learn about the legal and professional requirements associated with the quality use of medications in nursing practice.

Classes
13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, and 2x2-hr clinical labs

Assessment
online quiz (20%) and written discussion of a case based scenario (30%) and written examination (50%)

Pre-requisites

36 Year 1 credit points including NURS1001 and NURS1005

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Mallet St
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