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NNS2205 Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
Credit Points: 15
SCN1105 Biological Science in Nursing 1
SCN1106 Biological Science in Nursing 2
NNT1204 Theories and Principles Relating to Nursing Care
These pre-requisites do not apply to students enrolled in courses G51 and K89.

This unit will cover the principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology from a nursing perspective. Integration of diagnostics and treatment will occur covering both pathophysiological mechanisms and systems. Basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be taught, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of the principles of drug administration, actions, reactions and interactions.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K45Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
K45Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - Bunbury
Y19Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011