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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 5052

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
105649

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To develop knowledge of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to inform advanced assessment and prescribing for advanced scopes of nursing practice.

Course content

Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacognosy, toxicology, clinical drug trials, prescription and non-prescription drugs, implications of generic and brand names when prescribing medications, clinical drug trials, Quality use of Medicines.

Textbook(s)

Birkett, D.J. 2010, Pharmacokinetics Made Easy, 2nd Ed. - Pocket Guide, McGraw-Hill, Sydney

Knights K, Bryant B, Pharmacology for Health Professionals, Current Edition, Mosby Elsevier, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 5136 Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
External - x 13 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 2 days
Field visits 5 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
Drug study 3000 words 50% -
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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