Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
This course is designed to enable students to continue the accumulation of knowledge necessary to function safely and effectively as health care professionals within the Australian health service. The course will introduce students to the principles of pharmacotherapeutics, including clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and a revision of basic pharmacological principles. This course provides an overview of the principles of prescribing for health care professionals, including the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act and Regulation (NSW), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) in a nursing/midwifery primary care context. The course will provide an overview of the role of non-prescription medications, including complementary and alternate medicines. This course incorporates principles of professional communications focused on performing comprehensive medicines assessment and collaboration with others in implementing a medication management plan.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Programs. It is a required course for Master of Midwifery students working towards endorsement for scheduled medicines.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
Trimester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The course will cover:
|Assumed Knowledge||Completed Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery degree or equivalent. Nurse practitioners: One year of advanced clinical practice in a specialty area of practice. Advanced level of knowledge of pathophysiology within student's area of practice. Skills in health assessment /clinical decision making within student's area of practice. Ability to justify his/her clinical decisions. Midwives: Current midwifery registration and unrestricted licence with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for PHAR6701|