This subject will provide students with the pharmacological knowledge to manage patients with complex health problems, including co-morbidities. It will prepare students to understand the cellular mechanisms and physiological outcomes of drug actions. Changes in patient pharmacokinetic parameters will also be explored with a focus on their influence in dosing and drug administration. Students will utilise this foundational knowledge including legal and ethical principles to critically analyse the clinical use of drugs in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common diseases. Students will have the option to choose to study in more depth drugs used in one of the following areas: emergency nursing, mental health nursing, chronic care nursing or primary health care. In particular students will critically analyse how medications affect body processes. Patient education strategies will also be explored.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Nursing
Students are assumed to have a knowledge of general systems pharmacology
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.