Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Medication Management
Upskill as a nurse and get even better at patient care
If you’re a registered nurse and you’d like to deepen your knowledge about medication management, then this is the course for you. Explore how the body reacts to different drugs. Learn how to develop individualised medication plans for patients in your specialty area.
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- 11 Feb 24
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Differentiate between the fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
- Apply advanced practice knowledge, skills and / or technologies to conduct a comprehensive clinical assessment for patients specific to clinical practice.
- Critically analyse current evidence-based knowledge to plan and deliver medication education for patient cohorts / significant others specific to area of clinical specialty.
- Justify the rationale for medication selection for patients specific to area of clinical specialty.
- Develop patient medication care plans for patients within your specialty practice area.
Work and Life
Applicants must have practiced as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife for a minimum of two years prior to the start of the course.
Applicants must provide evidence of AHPRA registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse or Division 1 Registered Midwife with no restrictions or conditions.
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of confirmation of employment.
Credit for previous study or work
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Medication Management is designed for experienced Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives looking to develop knowledge and enhanced practical skills in therapeutic medication management. Using an ‘across the life span’ approach, concepts such as prescribing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating medications in accordance with Commonwealth and State legislation and policy will be explored.
You will also gain an understanding of the differences between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, how medications are absorbed, distributed, and metabolised, and learn to develop individual patient medication management plans.
Your studies will incorporate the principles of medication management from neonatal, paediatrics through to the older persons, and includes cultural and indigenous considerations of medication use and prescribing.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
For students taking part-time study, the following study pattern is recommended.
The course is only available for part-time study.
Completion of 2 core subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-CNA557 Pharmacological Perspectives of Therapeutic Medication Management
- TAS-CNA558 Clinical Perspectives of Therapeutic Medication Management
Satisfactory completion of 2 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 1-3 years from commencement.
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