PARA310 - Advanced Pharmacology

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Paramedics operate in a rapidly changing health care and social context. A significant part of this change results from integration of new pharmacological interventions into paramedic practice. In order to continue to stay abreast of change, paramedics require knowledge of pharmacological principles. By exploring drugs commonly used within the health care context, students will gain an in-depth understanding of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. This unit will allow students to demonstrate broad theoretical and technical knowledge of pre-hospital pharmacology. As such, it enables students to enhance their practice as safe and ethical paramedics.