Pharmacology For Health Professionals
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Nursing, Pharmacy, Pre-Pharmacy
Taught In English
(LSB111 or LSB282 or LSB382 (NS40) or (LSB475 or CSB520 (OP45) or LQB281 (CS43))) or (LSB235 and LSB250 (PU43 Podiatry))Completion of at least 1 year of relevant degree
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewHealth professionals such as Nurses, Paramedics, Podiatrists and Optometrists require a detailed understanding of the pharmacological properties of the medicines that are used daily in the treatment of patients under their care. This unit introduces students to the discipline of pharmacology by examining the interaction of drugs with biological systems. An understanding of pharmacology is fundamental to a student?s understanding of pharmaceutical products in terms of efficacy and safety and provides a rationale for their therapeutic use.Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Approaches to Teaching and LearningThe didactic content of this unit will be presented as lectures. Tutorial sessions will provide a forum to perform problem solving exercises using clinical scenarios that will reinforce the lecture content.Lectures: 3 hours per weekTutorials: 1 hour per week
- Understand the pharmacokinetic properties of drugs and how this relates to the magnitude and frequency of dosing under consideration of an individual patient situation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the pharmacodynamics of medicines including drug-target interactions, potency and efficacy.
- Discuss how medicines modify the effects of the peripheral nervous system and local mediators, and the therapeutic use of these medicines.
- Competently discuss systematic pharmacotherapy.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.