The unit will provide students with advanced knowledge in the pharmacological management of diseases within the context of advanced paramedic practice. This will also include the areas of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, as they apply to the therapeutic management of conditions relevant to advanced paramedic practice. Students will develop a sound understanding of the quality use of medicines, and some familiarity with Poisons and Therapeutics Goods Act and Regulations, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and medication management for advanced paramedic practitioners.
|Unit name||Advanced Pharmacology & Medication Management in Paramedicine|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Professor Gregory Peterson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics in order to describe both the therapeutic and adverse effects of commonly used drugs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind the use of frequently used drugs in commonly occurring disease states and/or acute emergency scenarios.
- Demonstrate a broadened understanding of the principles of quality use of medicines and safe medication management.
- Apply the principles of clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and medication management to interpret patient cases and evaluate: the therapeutic decision-making process; actual and/or potential drug-related problems; the actual and/or potential impact on patient care.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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This unit is taught by distance. Online activities and weekly reading materials will be provided via MyLO.
|Assessment||Online quizzes (20%)|Assignment 1 (25%)|Assignment 2 (25%)|Contribution to the discussion board|Case Study (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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