Prescribing Practice

The Prescribing Practice specialisation within the postgraduate health science programmes is open to qualified health professionals1.

This specialisation prepares experienced health professionals for clinical roles that include prescriptive authority. Papers focus on science, assessment, diagnostic reasoning, pharmacology and medicine prescribing. Students critique the complexities of medicine prescribing and its integration within their professional philosophy and scope for practice.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Prescribing Practice - AK3484 (60 points)

You need to complete 60 points from the following papers:

HEAL802 Applied Pathophysiology (15 points)
PHMY801 Pharmacology Science (15 points)
PHMY802 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics (15 points)
NURS802 Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice (15 points)
Pharmacology Science and Therapeutics (30 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Prescribing Practice - AK3487 (120 points)

You need to complete:

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Prescribing Practice (60 points)2

Complete the following specialty core paper:
HEAL849 Specialty Practicum (30 points)

And select one research paper:
HEAL840 Critical Enquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

And select one professional practice paper:
HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

1 - Enrolment is subject to approval.
2 - A postgraduate certificate may need to be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a postgraduate diploma.


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Last updated: 01-Sep-2017 9.43am

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