HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines


2021 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

Campus contact:

Trimester 1:
Burwood (Melbourne): Linda Rhodes
Waterfront (Geelong): Matt Jackson 
Warrnambool: Christopher Wakefield 

Trimester 2:
Burwood (Melbourne): Linda Rhodes


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



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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


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


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.

Unit Fee Information

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