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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 2018

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
150340

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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 aim

To develop students’ preparation for practice through a sound knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, diagnostics and interpretive analysis towards evidence based midwifery.

Course content

Pharmacology; pharmacodynamics; pharmacokinetics; drug classifications; quality use of medicines; pharmacology legislation; Therapeutic Goods Act; diagnostic processes; diagnostic tools; interpretive skills; analytical skills; complementary therapies; environmental hazards; ethics; communication processes.

Textbook(s)

Bryant, B, Knights, K, Pharmacology for health professionals, Current Edition, Mosby Elsevier

Jordan, Pharmacology for midwives, Current Edition, Palgrave MacMilan, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2056 Fetal and Maternal Pathophysiology
NURS 1056 Experiential Learning Activity: Midwifery Foundation Practicum 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 8 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 1 day
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 8 weeks
Tutorial (Online) 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 1 day

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
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Online activities - 10% Ongoing
Report 2000 words 40% -
Examination - 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Online activities - 10% Ongoing
Report 2000 words 40% -
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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