University of Technology Sydney

96825 Pharmacology in Palliative Care

3cp; 6-10hpw, online



This subject advances students’ existing understanding of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetics related to medications frequently used in palliative care to ensure they have the knowledge and skills required to contribute to optimal provision of person-centred care for those with a life limiting illness and/or approaching the end of life. Students apply the principles of net clinical benefit to medicine decisions for people with life-limiting illness including those with co-morbidities. There is a particular focus on understanding what aspects of management and assessment are valuable when providing tailored person-centred comfort-focused palliative care.

Target Audience
This subject is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other registered allied health care professionals who manage patients with palliative care needs.

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