Mate ā Tīnana ā Hinengaro Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

    Course details

    • Code: NURS.6317
    • Fee: $1,700*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.250
    • Subject: Nursing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class150 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)January
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tauranga (Windermere)
Pre-requisiteMAOR.5010, NURS.5315, NURS.5116, NURS.5117, NURS.5218, NURS.5219, NURS.5220
Related programmes Bachelor of Nursing;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the theory and skill to analyse pathophysiological and altered psychological states. Students will analyse assessment, diagnostic tools and treatment options inclusive of pharmacological interventions. Finally students will analyse the role of indigenous and global therapeutic interventions.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognise and rationalize pathophysiological and psychological status of equilibrium.
  2. Investigate altered anatomical, physiological and psychological states across the lifespan and interpret relevant diagnostic studies.
  3. Explain the mechanism of action, side effects and contra-indications of therapeutic medications.
  4. Analyse and discuss culturally safe; client education, regarding administration and monitoring of the therapeutic response.
  5. Explore and discuss Māori traditional healing methods and concepts of global complementary therapies, as they relate to altered anatomical, physiological and psychological states.
  6. Debate the effects of recreational drug use on physiological and psychological states.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017