|Coffs Harbour||Session 1||Session 1|
|Gold Coast||Session 1||Session 1|
|Lismore||Session 1||Session 1|
|Online||Session 3||Session 3|
Provides students with knowledge of pharmacological agents and their current use in the prevention and treatment of disease and with foundational knowledge of the principles of safe medication management.
- Therapeutic drugs in Australia/Principles of safe medication administration
- Information systems, monitoring and recording of medications
- Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system
- Major drugs affecting the nervous system
- Major classes of drugs affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive systems
- Anaesthetics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal drugs
- Psychotherapeutic drugs
- Pharmacology in the elderly and polypharmacy
- Over-the-counter drugs, drug toxicity and adverse drug reactions
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss guidelines for the access and use of medicines within the Australian health care system||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe the mechanisms of action, pharmacological effects, therapeutic uses, contraindications and adverse effects of major classes of drugs and selected specific drugs||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||recall the effects of drug toxicity and polypharmacy on the human body||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||develop the skills necessary to research medications and accurately present that information to others.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Bullock, S, 2017, Fundamentals of Pharmacology , 8th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781442563100.
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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