University of Technology Sydney

92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice

6cp; 4 x 7hrs (workshop), weekly independent study and participation in activities (online)
Requisite(s): (92713 Applied Pathophysiology in Practice 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))
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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 both drug and non-drug treatment interventions within the student's specialist practice area, including administering medicines safely to clients.

Students study the actions of drugs, including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions/interactions and how to assimilate this material to the application to patients/clients within their chosen specialty.

The subject provides opportunity for students to focus on clinical pharmacological therapies relevant to the student's specialist area of practice, evaluate the suitability of different therapies and patient's/client's response.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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