Module title: Pharmacology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09100
Module leader: Joyce Greig
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Joyce Greig
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs.
This module will be delivered using an on-line approach via Moodle (LOs 1 to 4). The Moodle units will be offered in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 to 4).
Asynchronous discussions on-line with peers and the lecturer will support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (Los 1 to 4). The use of Moodle in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you.

Research/teaching linkages
All lecturers participating within this module are subject specialists who regularly undertake scholarly activity within their specialism to maintain their expertise. This gives a high degree of credibility of input for students.
Supporting equality and diversity
This module is aimed at a diverse body of students some of whom are already qualified within their professional field. All however, will benefit from the underpinning knowledge which is offered

Formative Assessment:
There will be 2 formative and 2 summative assessments.
Formative assessment will include sample MCQs and sample short answer exam questions which will be posted on Moodle and feedback on draft submissions will be provided (LO’s 1-4).


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will comprise of two components. The first will be 30, on-line, multiple choice questions in week 9/10 which will sample your knowledge across a wide range of the module content and will account for 30% of the final module mark (LO’s 1-4).
Component two will be a time-limited, open book exam consisting of 4/5 essay type questions which will be submitted on-line and will account for 70% of the module mark. This component will allow you to demonstrate a deeper understanding in a more limited range of topics (LO’s 1-4) and will take place in week 14/15.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 122
Independent Learning Guided independent study 75
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours199
Expected Total Study Hours for Module199


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1-4 9 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Joyce Greig
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs.
This module will be delivered using an on-line approach via Moodle (LOs 1 to 4). The Moodle units will be offered in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 to 4).
Asynchronous discussions on-line with peers and the lecturer will support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (Los 1 to 4). The use of Moodle in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you.

Employability skills
The student will enhance their confidence and safe clinical practice in relation to medicines therapy.

Research/teaching linkages
All lecturers participating within this module are subject specialists who regularly undertake scholarly activity within their specialism to maintain their expertise. This gives a high degree of credibility of input for students.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module is aimed at a diverse body of students some of whom are already qualified within their professional field. All however, will benefit from the underpinning knowledge which is offered within this module.

Formative Assessment:
There will be 2 formative and 2 summative assessments.
Formative assessment will include sample MCQs and sample short answer exam questions which will be posted on Moodle and feedback on draft submissions will be provided (LO’s 1-4).


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will comprise of two components. The first will be 30, on-line, multiple choice questions in week 9/10 which will sample your knowledge across a wide range of the module content and will account for 30% of the final module mark (LO’s 1-4).
Component two will be a time-limited, closed book exam consisting of 4/5 essay type questions which will account for 70% of the module mark. This component will allow you to demonstrate a deeper understanding in a more limited range of topics (LO’s 1-4) and will take place in week 14/15.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 122
Independent Learning Guided independent study 75
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours199
Expected Total Study Hours for Module199


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1-4 9 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Further develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of pharmacology and be able to apply them to groups of drugs used within clinical practice. Using a biological, systems-based approach, the module will address the groups of drugs which affect selected systems and other areas such as antibiotics and the effects of pharmacological interventions across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacokinetics to related anatomy and physiology.
LO2: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacodynamics to related anatomy and physiology.
LO3: Examine the relationship between the mode of action, indications and contraindications of groups of drugs.
LO4: Analyse principles of pharmacology in relation to lifespan.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - DOWNIE,G,MACKENZIE,J,& WILLIAMS,A. (2008) PHARMACOLOGY AND MEDICINES MANAGEMENT FOR NURSES.: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTON, 4th ed.
Recommended - GREENSTEIN B, GOULD D. (2009) TROUNCES CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES: ELSEVIER, 18th ed.
Recommended - RANG, H, DALE, M, RITTER,J, & FLOWER, R. (2015) RANG AND DALES PHARMACOLOGY: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 8th ed.
Recommended - WAUGH, A & GRANT, A. (2014) ROSS AND WILSON: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS.: ELSEVIER - CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE., 12th ed.
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