RBM2101 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 1
|1.||Describe the major pathophysiological concepts, processes, progression and complications of endocrine, musculoskeletal, haematological, gastrointestinal, neoplastic, genetic and reproductive diseases/conditions;|
|2.||Identify the environmental influences, which contribute to various pathophysiological processes, and relate these to disease prevention as well as pathogenesis;|
|3.||Discuss the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics as they apply to specific drugs or drug classifications;|
|4.||Discuss medication administration and nursing management of the client receiving medications including legal and ethical issues.|
|Test||Two (2) tests (30 minutes each)||20%|
|Case Study||Pathophysiology Case Study (1 hour)||30%|
|Case Study||Written Case Study 1 hour each, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (hurdle), (total 2 hours)||50%|
Fundamentals of applied pathophysiology: An essential guide for nursing and healthcare students 3rd ed.
Peate, I. (2017)
Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons
McKenna's Pharmacology for nursing and health professionals 2nd ed.
McKenna, L. & Lim, A.G (2014)
Sydney, NSW: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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