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NURS5042: The Body, Its Function and Pharmacology

This unit of study will examine various biological processes to assist students in developing their comprehensive understanding of human cellular structure and function and the contribution this makes to healthy body function. The role of pharmacotherapy and specific pharmacological interventions aimed at restoring or replacing the function of specific cells, tissues or organs affected by these pathological changes will also be considered.

Code NURS5042
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe normal anatomy and physiological function within the body
  • LO2. explain pathogenic processes within the human body and their expression as observable alterations to normal anatomy/ physiological function across the lifespan
  • LO3. synthesise, integrate and apply foundational human bioscience knowledge to specific contexts and situations in health
  • LO4. locate and critically evaluate evidence-based drug information with respect to quality and relevance for informing decision making in nursing practice
  • LO5. apply and integrate evidence-based pharmacotherapy knowledge to complex patients in order to optimise quality and quality use of medicines
  • LO6. discuss the clinical governance, legal and professional requirements associated with the use of pharmacotherapy in nursing practice
  • LO7. adopt an ethical, social and professional ethos in relation to the use of pharmacological therapies in health.