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HNN780 - Quality and Safety in Medication Management

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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 of study

Unit chair:

Ana Hutchinson


For H773 students: HNN730, HNN731


For H773 students: HNN704
All other approved courses: Nil

Incompatible with:



The aim of the unit is to prepare students for the effective and safe prescribing of pharmacological interventions using principles of Quality Use of Medicines while maintaining relationships with people at the centre of care. The unit aims to provide students with the knowledge of resources required to prescribe or manage medicines using professional, legal and ethical principles taking into account economic, social, cultural, diversity and life span issues.

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: Written assignment (3000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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