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Pharmacotherapeutics for remote area nurses



Target audience: Remote area nurses (RANs) who work in or are planning to work in remote, rural or isolated practice, along with other remote health professionals (e.g. Aboriginal Health Workers and enrolled nurses) who may be eligible

Course summary: This course provides participants with knowledge regarding pharmacotherapeutics in Remote Area Nursing (RAN) practice, the development of sound clinical reasoning for drug therapies, and best practice in the remote setting. It spans principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology.

The course uses a case based approach to the pharmacotherapeutics of common acute and chronic conditions to assist RANs apply knowledge of medicines to practical cases. Principles of drug therapy such as adverse reactions, interactions, adherence and professional and legislative issues underpin the cases discussed.

Fee payable: Yes, but please note that no fees apply for students enrolled in Flinders Remote Health Award Courses following provision of a student number

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


Short Course Administration Officer
Centre for Remote Health
Ph: (08) 8951 4700


Last updated: 16 April 2014
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