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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5141

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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
105650

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

Students will explore clinical pharmacology relevant to advanced scopes of nursing practice through in depth examination of common medicines used across a range of practice areas including major drug classifications likely to be used in their own practice client population.

Course content

Prescribing and administering medicines; use of e-medication charts; classifications of commonly administered medicines in the area of nurse practitioner specialisation and in common chronic health problems; relevant legislation as it relates to nurse practitioner practice; standing drug orders and protocols; implications of generic and brand names when prescribing medicines, clinical drug trials; client adherence to use of medicines, Australian Medicines Terminology, National Prescribing Framework, Quality use of Medicines.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 5136 Becoming a Nurse Practitioner
PHAR 5052 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics for Advanced Nursing Practice

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online delivery) 13 weeks x -
Field visits 20 hrs 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
Clinical Case Study 2500 words 50% -
Clinical Case Presentation 2500 words 50% -

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.

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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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