Course Title: Therapeutics for Nursing 2 (Systems Pharmacology)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Therapeutics for Nursing 2 (Systems Pharmacology)

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

 

 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2648

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2023

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2648

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

ONPS2648

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex21 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Jo-Anne Rihs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: jo-anne.rihs@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses

Successful completion of:

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.

Required Concurrent Study

You should undertake the following courses at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 

Assumed Knowledge

An understanding of the principles of safe administration of medication, the role of the nurse and multidisciplinary team members, pharmacokinetics / pharmacodynamics and schedules of drugs as well as routes of administration. 


Course Description

This course builds on previous study in NURS2194 Therapeutics for Nursing 1 (Nursing Concepts). A systems pharmacological approach to therapeutic agents as a component of the patient treatment regime is presented. Specialist populations and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics drug interactions caused by complex medication regimes are considered. Preparation for the role of the nurse administering medications in the acute adult, mental health and paediatric settings is commenced.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to Program Learning Outcomes for BP032 (Bachelor of Nursing) in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016):

  • PLO 1: Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
  • PLO 3: Maintains the capability for practice
  • PLO 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments
  • PLO 5: Develops a plan for nursing practice
  • PLO 6: Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice
  • PLO 7: Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Australia


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with the administration of therapeutic substances in the patient care context.
  2. Outline risk minimisation strategies associated with the handling and management of specific therapeutic substances.
  3. Identify factors that have the potential to compromise safe medication practices.
  4. Describe how to report medication incidents including adverse drug reactions, medication errors and near misses.
  5. Consider therapeutic administration from a systems approach
  6. Identify complex medication scenarios and consumer health teaching strategies


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

A library subject guide is available at http://rmit.libguides.com/nursing


Overview of Assessment

This course contains hurdle requirements. All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Medication Calculation Test and Laboratory Attendance (HURDLE)
Weighting 20% 
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4 

Assessment Task 2: Presentation Workbook
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Case study
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.