Quality use of medicines in practice

Subject code: NS5347 

This subject builds upon students’ existing knowledge of pharmacology and explores principles relevant to the quality use of medicines in practice. Students will explore concepts and apply systems for reducing medication mishaps and administer and supply medications in vulnerable populations safely, apply concepts of drug interactions to complex medication related scenarios and identify adverse drug reactions and evaluating response to medical therapy. Students will also explore legislative, regulatory and professional frameworks that inform the administration and supply of medications in their own practice setting. Finally, students will apply different sources of medication information and treatment guidelines to inform their own safe use of medicines and provide patient education.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply the principles of Quality Use of Medicines to practice
  • Apply legislative, regulatory and professional frameworks for safe use of medicines within their own scope of practice
  • Interpret medication information to inform safe mediation practice and provide consumer medicine education
  • Apply advanced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles to the safe use of medications in vulnerable populations.


Case study 40%
Quiz 20%
Evolving case study Part B 30%

This subject is part of the Advanced Practice major in the online Master of Nursing.

Please note, course structure and content are subject to change. For information on all course subjects download the course guide.

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