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Pharmacology, People and Practice - NURS2005

Year - 2020

This is a multidisciplinary unit taught jointly by the Sydney Nursing School and the Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Science, Sydney Medical School. This unit builds on the foundations of pharmacology that were taught in Introduction to Pharmacology. The unit extends the fundamental pharmacological knowledge and concepts taught in Introduction to Pharmacology to explore the use of pharmacotherapy and how drugs affect the body in health and disease. This unit will examine the use of therapeutic agents acting upon the central nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems as well as exploring use of complementary therapies and recreational drugs. Throughout the unit students will consider the role of pharmacotherapy, the use of individual agents including mechanism of action, interactions, adverse reactions and practice principles associated with each agent in the nursing context. Students will be provided with an opportunity to apply the underlying principles of pharmacology to nursing practice. By integrating evidence-based pharmacological knowledge to case studies they will learn to optimise safe medication management.

13x2-hr lectures, and 6x2-hr tutorials

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


36 Year 1 credit points including NURS2001


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 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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