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Introduction to Pharmacology - NURS2001

Year - 2020

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.

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

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline


36 Year 1 credit points including NURS1001 and NURS1005


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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