Pharmacology in Nursing

Unit Code: NURS 2040

Contact hours: Recommended 8-10 hours of study per week

Unit Description

It is imperative that registered nurses and registered midwives have a solid understanding of pharmacology. This unit introduces the principles and core concepts of pharmacology with a distinct emphasis on safe medication administration in nursing and midwifery.

Students will acquire knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and develop an understanding of actions and reactions caused by commonly prescribed drugs. Electronic medication management systems, patient education and engagement in medication management are also addressed in this unit.

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