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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this unit, students will be given the opportunity to study in-depth pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and therapeutics in order to identify the effects of medications on physiological, biochemical and pathophysiological processes. The key pharmacological characteristics of drug classes and specific nuances of individual drugs across the lifespan will be explored in order to optimise therapeutic effects and minimise adverse events. On completion of this unit students will be expected to use critical thinking and problem solving skills to prescribe, administer, monitor and evaluate medications in accordance with commonwealth and state legislation and policy.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorKathy Tori

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects NSG51TMN NSG52TMN

Special conditions Students enrolling in this unit are required to be working clinically in their area of speciality for a minimum of 20-hours per week

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMedical pharmacology & therapeutics. 2nd Edn.RecommendedWaller, D., Renwich, A. & Hillier, K.SAUNDERS:SYDNEY (2005)
ReadingsPharmacology for health professionals. 2nd Edn.RecommendedByrant, B., Knights, K. & Salerno, E.SYDNEY: MOSBY (2006)
ReadingsPharmacology.RecommendedRang, H.P., Dale, M.M., Ritter, J.M., Flower, R.SYDNEY: CHURCHILL LINVINGSTONE. (2007)

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