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NUR2000 Medications: Theory and Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060301 - General Nursing


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BNUR

Other requisites

The external version of this course is not available for cross institutional study from other universities.


The importance of the nurse's role in the safe and proficient administration of medications will form the basis of this course. This course is designed to provide nursing students with an understanding of the basis of how medications are prescribed, administered, absorbed, distributed, metabolized and excreted. The nurse's role in the administration and management of medications will be discussed with reference to evidence based practice. The information is applied to nurses' practice in the therapeutic administration of medications so that the student becomes proficient in medication administration in the simulated clinical environment within the context of a first year nursing student. The mathematical processes involved in medication calculations will be revised and assessed so that students will be able to calculate dosages with a high level of accuracy.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 External
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba