HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Previously: Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing
Campus contact:

Trimester 1:
Waterfront (Geelong): Matt Jackson
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Elijah Marangu

Trimester 2:
Waterfront (Geelong): Matt Jackson 
Warrnambool: Christopher Wakefield
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Jamie Wheelahan


Must pass HNN114 and one of HNN122 or HNN124.



Incompatible with:


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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


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.

Unit Fee Information

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