96316 Quality and Safety in Medicines6cp; 3 x 1hr (online session), 10-15hpw (self-study and participation in activities); availability: online coursework degrees students only
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This subject is designed to promote and explore the knowledge required to provide safe, efficacious and rational medication management. The subject focuses on the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values essential for competent and capable medication management, for prescribers and non-prescribers underpinned by a high-level of understanding of physiology and pharmacology. Students will study pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogentics, in relation to their application in clinical practice. Students will be provided an opportunity to reflect and analyse how these factors will influence the suitability of different therapies within their chosen speciality.
The objectives of the National Medicines Policy and Principles of the National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines are examined and appraised. Students will explore the role that Government, interdisciplinary healthcare teams and consumers, have in supporting a partnership, to promote quality and safety in medication management.
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