Consolidation of knowledge and skills for the Registered Nurse in physical and psychosocial assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and diagnostic reasoning essential to safely prescribe and manage clients under supervision.
This paper gives students an opportunity to demonstrate, at an advanced level, knowledge and expertise in physical and psychosocial assessment, differential diagnosis, clinical decision making and prescribing under supervision. This knowledge and expertise contributes to the achievement of the competencies as determined by the Nursing Council of New Zealand for prescribing.
|Paper title||Therapeutics for Advanced Nursing|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,641.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- NURS 405 and NURS 416
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- The applicant will be employed in a clinical area that supports the registered nurse to meet the Nursing Council New Zealand prescribing competencies for 150 hours concurrent with enrolment in this paper.
- More information link
- View more information on the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Shirley Harris
- Paper Structure
- The paper will provide the student with an opportunity to demonstrate at an advanced-level knowledge and expertise in physical and psychosocial assessment, differential diagnosis and clinical decision making in order to achieve the competencies for advanced nursing practice. Undertaking the therapeutics paper with concurrent workplace supervision provides advanced nursing practice development.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Three Study blocks - Two 3-day study blocks and one 2-day study block
- Recommended: DiPiro J. et al. (2011). Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. (8th ed.). Sydney: McGraw-Hill.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Demonstrate integration of previously acquired knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, health assessment including diagnostics, differential diagnosis, pharmacology and new knowledge of therapeutics and other treatment options for the provision of care appropriate for advanced nursing practice
- Competently undertake the provision of care, including health promotion and disease prevention drawing on relevant theory, practice knowledge, research and best practice guidelines
- Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication, collaboration and consultation with the client, their family and other health providers
- Integrate knowledge of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and integrate this knowledge into prescribing
- Integrate into a plan of care an understanding of prescribing variation, individualising medication doses, antibiotic resistance, adverse drug reactions and interactions
- Demonstrate advanced problem solving and critical thinking to facilitate a client-centred, comprehensive, culturally safe, theory-driven, evidence-based plan and follow-up and revision as needed
- Initiate development of a formulary for future practice
This paper will be offered subject to numbers, so early enrolment is recommended
|Clinical Case Study||35%|
|Client based assignment on Moodle||30%|
|Clinical logs and competence assessment||terms|
Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 364 3852