Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney
In this unit students will be introduced to pharmacology, scheduling and drug classification systems and essential information on pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to safely administer medications. Medication safety, the prevention of adverse events, detection of risk and documentation are emphasised. Electronic medication management systems are introduced. Students will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation of legal and ethical issues that impact on medication administration. The relationship between safe medication management and the capability of the Registered Nurse is highlighted in this unit. Students will have the opportunity to develop their Professional Portfolio in this unit.
|Unit name||Pharmacology and Medication Management|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Semester 1 - Mark Zasadny
Semester 5 - Joy Pertile
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (November)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Spring school (November)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Darlinghurst - Sydney||Spring school (November)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (November)||9/11/2020||30/11/2020||24/12/2020||7/2/2021|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,615.00||060301|
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- CNA 250 Nursing Practice 2
2 x 50 mins weekly lectures
6 x 2 hour practicals
(i) Medications Calculations Test (pass/fail)
(ii) Online Quiz (20%)
(iii) Written Examination 2 hrs (40%)
(iv) Practical Medication Administration Assessment (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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