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98727 Quality Use of Medicines in Advanced Practice

6cp; 4 x 8hrs (study days)



Safe and rational prescribing requires an understanding of the processes contributing to drug use, as well as acquiring the essential skills and attitudes required for good prescribing. This subject focuses on the skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and abilities that underpin competent and capable medicine management for prescribers. Using a clinical decision-making framework, students apply the principles of the World Health Organisation’s Guide to Good Prescribing, learning how to select between different medicines on the basis of comparative efficacy, safety, cost and suitability in order to prescribe from a defined scope of practice.

Students also explore the use of teaching and learning strategies to promote patient understanding of their medicines, and consider the difficulty of adherence to treatment. Commonwealth and State laws pertaining to the control of medicines are also considered.

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Autumn session, City campus

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