8 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 13-hour independent studies per semester
1 x 2-hour exam per semester
NURS2003 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
Assignment(s), Quizzes, Examination(s)
Topic description

This topic builds on knowledge from previous topics to further investigate the processes of disease and injury and the use of pharmacological interventions in the human body.

Educational aims

This topic aims to deepen students’ evidence-based understanding and application of principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology in the management of health conditions across the lifespan based on regional, national and global health priorities.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be 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