8 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
13 x 8-hour independent studies per semester
1 x 2-hour exam per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 NURS2003 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
2a NURS2102 - Microbiology with Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
2b NURS2003B - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology B
3 Admission into BNG-Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration)
4 2 of NURS1001, NURS2003
Must Satisfy: ((1 and (2 or 2a or 2b)) or (3 and 4))
Assignments, Quizzes
Topic description
This topic requires students to deepen their evidence-based understanding and application of integrated nursing care for clients across the lifespan.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • integrate knowledge and skills related to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, in order to provide high-quality integrated nursing care for clients across the lifespan.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topics, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Critically articulate rationales for the planning, implementation and evaluation of assessment data and care across the lifespan for people with a variety of illnesses using evidenced based principles
  2. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology in order to provide comprehensive evidenced based nursing care
  3. Apply evidenced based principles of pharmacology to nursing practice including recognising and describing the indications and contraindications for appropriate medication management
  4. Analyse the rationale of medication choice in the treatment of pathological conditions and articulate why multiple drugs may be used to treat one condition including potential adverse drug reactions (ADRs)
  5. Apply the principles of integrated people-centred care and describe the factors that influence its implementation when working with people’s understanding and use of various therapies in relation to their plan of care
  6. Demonstrate complex clinical skills and articulate associated rationales