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Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing/Midwifery Practice

This course aims to allow students to develop a contextual understanding of pharmacology and therapeutics by building advanced knowledge of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

Course Code NURS809
Level 8
Credits 30


Apply the principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics according to client variables.

Critically analyse pharmacotherapeutic indications for common classes of medications used for long-term and common conditions.

Identify contraindications, side effects and drug interactions, including those associated with the use of prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines and devices.

Perform a comprehensive medicines assessment and make safe prescribing decisions within professional and regulatory frameworks.