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HNN781 - Therapeutic Medication Management

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: H645, H665, H666, H667, H672, H675, H676, H771, H773, H776 or undertaken as a single unit

Unit chair:

Anastasia Hutchinson


For H773 students: HNN704, HNN730, HNN731, HNN780


For H773 students: HNN749

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 x 1 hour online seminars (recordings provided)


This unit will expand the clinician‘s knowledge of pharmacological principles and management of medicines specific for the clinical domain of practice with presentation of broad medication classes and their potential for adverse interactions, effects, and events. The principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, according to the selected broad classes of medicines required for the autonomous prescriber role, interpreting the relationship among symptoms, medication effects and risk management for the patient/client requiring prescription and administration of medicines are explored. The selection and evaluation of appropriate of appropriate therapeutic medicines, management of areas of risk for the patient/client experiencing an adverse reaction to medicines are presented including the development of a therapeutic plan undertaken in collaboration with the patient/client using a person-centred framework.


This unit is a core unit of the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner). In addition to the academic requirements and assessment tasks listed below, students who plan on applying to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner, are required to:

  • Undertake 20 hours of approved clinical placement per week in each trimester of study in the course.
  • Successfully complete at least one Clinical Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT) linked to this unit.
  • Continuously maintain the Professional Portfolio, details of which are provided on the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) course site.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (3000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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