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HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines

Unit details

Year2016 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:

0.125

Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Martin Owen

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Linda Rhodes, IKE: Gill Rea

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note:

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

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Case study (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%

Prescribed texts

AMA 2014, Australian medicines handbook, Australian Medical Association, Adelaide, SA.
Broyles, B, Reiss, B, Evans, M, McKenzie, G, Pleunik, S & Page, R 2013, Pharmacology in nursing, A&NZ edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2984$3154

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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