Courses & Units

Pharmacology and Medication Management CNA251

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Pharmacology and Medication Management
Unit code CNA251
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Coordinator

Rochelle Einboden

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 060301

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Requisites

Co-requisites

  • CNA 250 Nursing Practice 2

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 50 mins weekly lecture

6 x 2 hour practicals

Assessment

(i) Medications Calculations Test (pass/fail)
(ii) Online Quiz (20%)
(iii) Written Examination 2 hrs (40%)
(iv) Practical Medication Administration Assessment (40%)

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Textbooks

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