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NURS753 – Te Whakaaroaro mo te Whakahaere Rongoa/Clinical Reasoning for Medication Management

Module code
Module title
Te Whakaaroaro mo te Whakahaere Rongoa/Clinical Reasoning for Medication Management
To explore clinical reasoning for medication management.
  • HL0902
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply clinical reasoning for medication management.
2. Integrate knowledge of pathophysiology and health assessment for medication management across the lifespan.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics and its application in medication management, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles.
4. Demonstrate respect and understanding of informed choice for the beliefs and values of individuals and their whanau in relation to medications and health.
Learning Outcome 1
Clinical reasoning and medication management across the lifespan
Prescription and non-prescription medication

Learning Outcome 2
Pharmacological concepts in health care management

Learning Outcome 3
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics, drug groups
Calculation of drug dosages

Learning Outcome 4
Health literacy
Socio-political context of prescribing.
Rongoa – traditional Maori medicine
Complementary and alternative therapies
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module with a minimum mark of 40% in each part of the portfolio.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the academic staff member at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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