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|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The course will cover:
|Assumed Knowledge||Completed Bachelor of Nursing degree. One year of advanced clinical practice in a specialty area of practice. Advanced level of knowledge of patho-physiology within specialty area of practice. Some skills in health assessment /clinical decision making in the student's specialty area of practice. Ability to justify his/her Clinical Decision.|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
per Week for
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for PHAR6701|