HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D355, D381, D387, H326, H329
Previously: Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing
Campus contact:

Trimester 1:
Waterfront (Geelong): Matt Jackson

Trimester 2:
Burwood: Deana Copley
Waterfront (Geelong): Chris Wakefield
Warrnambool: Chris Wakefield 
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Mardhie Coleman


Must pass HNN114 and one of HNN122 or HNN124.

Note: Enrolled and/or Internationally qualified nurses may have altered prerequisite requirements. If required, course advice can be sought from

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will spend on average 150 hours over the trimester undertaking synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities for this unit.

This will include 14 hours synchronous learning activities and 14 hours of guided asynchronous learning activities.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar in weeks 1 - 7


*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only.


This unit forms part of the Critical Understandings Cluster. In this unit students’ understanding of quality use and safe administration of medicines within a range of contexts will be expanded. Students will have the opportunity to further extend their knowledge of pharmacology and the principles of quality use of medicines in health care.

A focus of this unit will be the registered nurse’s role in administration, patient education and ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of medicines across the lifespan, and as patients’ transition through health care settings. The importance of engaging patients in their own medication management will be a focus throughout this unit.

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