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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Upon completion of this program, the student 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
Must be practicing as a Registered Nurse for at least two years (24 months) since graduation prior to the start of the course.
Must provide evidence of AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse and or Midwife with no restrictions or conditions.
Must provide a personal statement in eApplication, or a CV or Resume which states the specialty practice area in which the applicant works as a Registered Nurse and for the length of time.
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 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.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended. If students are undertaking part-time study, we recommend that students complete all first year compulsory subjects prior to completing elective subjects to maximise success.
Year 1. 2 subjects in first year including:
- 2 core subjects
- TAS-CNA557 Pharmacological Perspectives of Therapeutic Medication Management
- TAS-CNA558 Clinical Perspectives of Therapeutic Medication Management
Satisfactory completion of 2 subjects within 1 year, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award.
Students will be permitted to exit the course and graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Medication Management exit award where the requirements of the exit award have been met.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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