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HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing

Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree or Bachelor of Biomedical Science to enrol in this unit)

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Martin Owen

Trimester 2: Carmel Cleary

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Deana Copley, Waterfront (Geelong): Martin Owen, IKE: Gill Rea

Prerequisite:

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

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

In all contexts of care, nurses require sophisticated knowledge about medicines and their administration. In this unit, which forms part of the Parallel Nursing Studies cluster, students’ knowledge of safe administration of medicines for all patient groups and range of contexts will be extended. Students will further their knowledge of broad drug classes, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the quality use of medications in health care. In particular, salient points for each broad drug class with reference to the use of these medications will be explored. The main focus in this unit will be to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skill to manage medications including administration, adverse events, drug interactions, and education for patients.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Online test - drug calculation (equivalent 500 words) hurdle requirement

Assessment task 2: Case study (1500 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours closed book) 50%

Unit Fee Information

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