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92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice

6cp; block
Requisite(s): (92713 Health Breakdown AND (18 credit points of completed study in a coursework Master's degree OR 18 credit points of completed study in Graduate Certificate OR 18 credit points of completed study in Graduate Certificate))

Postgraduate

Description

Advanced practice nurses commonly administer complex drug protocols within a multidisciplinary team approach, which requires a highly developed knowledge of pharmacology to ensure patient safety. This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage patients requiring drug and non-drug treatment interventions within the student's specialist practice area, including administering medicines safely to clients. The subject allows students to focus on clinical pharmacological therapies relevant to the student's specialist area of practice and the assessment of patient's/client's responses to these therapies. Students study the actions of drugs including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics as well as developing an advanced understanding of their application to patients/clients within their chosen specialty.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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