This fully online unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve medication safety. The unit introduces students to medication-related problems, along with current practices to reduce these problems in Australian health care. It is contextualised to align with the Australian response to the global challenge of reducing medication-related harm. This unit equips students to play an important role within a model of collaborative interprofessional teamwork.
|Unit name||Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety in Vulnerable Populations|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Doctor Woldesellassie Bezabhe|
|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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- Identify principles of the quality use of medicines and medicines safety
- Explain the extent and types of medication-related problems in the Australian healthcare system
- Differentiate between individual, technical and systemic causes of medication-related problems
- Apply knowledge of the principles of quality use of medicines and medicines safety to create practical solutions for reducing medication-related harms in vulnerable populations in diverse settings.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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This unit is offered online and students are expected to complete approximately 10 hours of independent learning per week.
|Assessment||Online Quiz (10%)|Case scenario assignment (30%)|Medicine safety audit (35%)|QUM audit (25%)|
|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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