Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Medication Management (H5J)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Distance Launceston
Nursing Study Period 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Medication Management is designed for experienced Registered Nurses looking to develop knowledge and enhanced practical skills  in therapeutic medication management. Using an ‘across the life span’ approach, concepts such as prescribing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating medications in accordance with Commonwealth and State legislation and policy will be explored.

You will also gain an understanding of the differences between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, how medications are absorbed, distributed, and metabolised, and learn to develop individual patient medication management plans.

Your studies will incorporate the principles of medication management from neonatal, paediatrics through to the older persons, and includes cultural and indigenous considerations of medication use and prescribing.

Course structure

This unit offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to identify the effects of medications on the body’s physiological, biochemical, and pathophysiological processes. Key pharmacological characteristics of drug classes and specific nuances of individual drugs across the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertaking this unit are provided with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills to identify the clinical and pharmacological perspectives of therapeutic medication management for non-medical prescribers, including the ethical, social, and political implications for advanced practice. The context…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for an offer an applicant:

  • Must be practicing as a Registered Nurse for a minimum of two years (24 months) prior to commencement of the course, AND
  • Must provide evidence of Registration as a Registered Nurse and or Midwife with no restrictions or conditions with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, AND
  • Must provide a personal statement in eApplication, or a CV or Resume which states the speciality practice area in which the applicant works as a Registered Nurse and for the length of time.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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