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Pharmacology and therapeutics (6 points)


Leader: Lorraine Walker (Gippsland), Dr Wayne Sturrock (Peninsula)

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: There is an abundance of medicinal and therapeutic agents used as part of contemporary health care. The aim of this unit is to develop in students an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology as they relate to nursing. The unit intends to provide a sound knowledge base encompassing pharmacological and practical aspects of handling, administration and storage of drugs as part of the overall plan in care of clients.

Assessment: Formal Examination: 50% + Mastery Calculation Test: 10% + Written Assignments-Care Plans: 30% + Clinical Assessment: 10%

Contact Hours: 5 hours per week

Prerequisites: NUR1101, NUR1102

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