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PMC2000 Pharmacology for Paramedics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: BIO1206 and PMC1000


Clinical pharmacology is the science of chemicals (drugs) that interact with the human body. Pharmacology for Paramedics will build on the knowledge obtained. The aim of this course is for students to acquire further knowledge to enable them to make more informed clinical decisions as student and future paramedics. The course will assist students to understand the actions, reactions and interactions of medications including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.

This course will analyse basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, the structure and function of commonly used medications and the pharmacology of the major classes of medications that students and paramedics may encounter in paramedic practice. Students will also learn how variables such as age, size and co-morbidities affect responses to medication. Finally, students will be presented with the principles and processes aligned with the safe administration of medications.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Date printed 10 February 2023