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HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329, S323

Unit chair:

Vanessa Brotto

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong) Laura Brooks

IKE: Gill Rea


All of HBS109, HNN114 and HNN122 or for students enrolled in S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science all of HBS109, SLE115 and SLE211



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


In this unit, which forms part of the Supportive Studies Cluster, students’ knowledge of safe administration of medications within a range of contexts will be extended. Students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge of broad drug classes, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and quality use of medications in health care. The main focus of learning in this unit will be the nurse’s role in medication management, including safe administration practices, knowledge of risks such as medication error, adverse effects and drug interactions. The benefits of patient participation in medication management and patient education will also be addressed.


Assessment task 1: Case study (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%

Prescribed texts

AMA 2016, Australian medicines handbook, Australian Medical Association, Adelaide, SA.
Broyles, B, Reiss, B, Evans, M, McKenzie, G, Pleunik, S & Page, R 2017, Pharmacology in nursing, A&NZ 2nd edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic.

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