NS5921 - Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioners 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject will build on pre-existing knowledge of pharmacology from the Nursing
students' existing practice in order for them to acquire knowledge and skill associated
with the safe prescribing of medications as a Nurse Practitioner. It will link the
mechanisms of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to the practical and clinical
effects of medications prescribed by Nurse Practitioners. It will outline the requirements
for prescribing various medications within the scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners.
- develop knowledge and skills required by Nurse Practitioners associated with the safe
use of medicines in practice;
- apply mechanisms of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to the clinical effects
- apply knowledge of drug classes and their therapeutic management to differing bodily
systems and diseases;
- examine the legal and professional aspects of medication supply and administration
within their scope of practice;
- develop skills to write prescriptions in accordance with legislative requirements.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015
||Dr John Smithson
||Dr Aaron Drovandi.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (40%); practice prescribing worksheets (10%); online discussions (pass/fail) (%).
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