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Pharmacology and Medication Management CNA251


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
Unit code CNA251
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences

Rochelle Einboden

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 060301

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 50 mins weekly lecture

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%)

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