Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Nursing Practice
This course is designed to allow the students to continue the accumulation of additional knowledge necessary to function safely and effectively as an advanced nurse practitioner. The course will introduce to the advanced practice nursing students the principles of pharmacotherapeutics and prescribing, including clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, the Poisons and Therapeutics Good Act and Regulations (NSW), Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme,principles of prescribing for nurse practitioners, principles of quality use of medicines in a nursing context and a revision of basic pharmacological principles. The course will provide an overview of the role of non-prescription medications, including agents used for pain and inflammation and complementary and alternate medicines. Other courses in the program will allow students to use this background knowledge in their specialist practice. This course is a Compulsory Program Component in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Programs.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
Trimester 2 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The course will cover:
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6701|