Medicines Management 2
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mrs Julie Lunt
Overall aims and purpose
This module will build on the knowledge gained from the first year medicines management module. In the second year, we will be taking a person-centred approach to medicines management and exploring the role of the nurse in optimising medicines management. The importance of shared decision-making will be explored, and the students will learn about the skills and knowledge required for the nurse to be able to assist the service-user in reaching decisions about their medicines. The basic knowledge of pharmacology gained in the first year will be built upon and applied in order to maximise patient care. The students will also gain the mathematical skills required in order to be able to administer medications safely and will prepare the student to progress to a prescribing qualification following registration.
The course content will include, but is not restricted to - person-centred approach to medicines management which engages the person and their family
principles of shared decision-making
consider how prescribing medicines is one approach to patient management
the role of the nurse in educating the patient on medicines management
promoting self-care and self-management
consider the social and political influences that might impact on medicines management
professionalism and application of the NMC Code
innovations and emerging technologies in medicines management
the history of non-medical prescribing and the role of nurse independent prescribing
the role of the multi-professional team in medicines management
numerical skills required for medication calculations
how pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics can affect individual people
A- to A* Grade >70%: To achieve an 'excellent pass' on the module, students will be required to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and critical evaluation of the underlying principles of a person-centred, shared decision-making approach to medicines optimisation.
C- to C+ Grade 50-59%. To achieve a 'pass' on the module, students will be required to demonstrate good understanding and some critical evaluation of the underlying principles of a person-centred, shared decision-making approach to medicines optimisation.
B- to B+ Grade 60-69% To achieve a 'good pass' on the module, students will be required to demonstrate sound knowledge and critical evaluation of the underlying principles of a person-centred, shared decision-making approach to medicines optimisation.
Critically apply the principles of pharmacology, pharmaocodynamics and pharmacokinetics to individuals
Analyse the nurse's role in patient education and health promotion in order to ensure a shared decision-making approach to medicines optimisation
Critically evaluate the significance of considering individual preferences, values and beliefs, and external factors to ensure an individualised, person-centred approach to medicines optimisation.
Demonstrate numerical skills to undertake drug calculations for the safe administration of a range of medicines.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
10 x 2 hour lectures for 10 weeks = 20 hours
3 x 1 hour supervision tutorials = 3 hours
Directed study - workbooks, e-learning activities related to drug calculations, reading for lectures/seminars = 20hrs
Reading and assessment completion = 55 hours
2 x 1 hour assignment workshop (reflective essay) = 2 hours
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Subject specific skills
Develop knowledge of and apply the principles of medication management and safe medicine calculations and management for person-centred care.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4518.html
Burns D. (2019). Foundations of Adult Nursing (2nd edition). London: Sage
Haylock D.and Warburton P. (2013) Mathematics Explained for Healthcare Practitioners. London: Sage
Howatson-Jones (2016). Reflective Practice in Nursing (3rd edition). London: Sage
Lawson ( ) Medicines Management in Adult Nursing. London: Sage
Price B. and Harrington A. ( ). Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing (4th edition). London: Sage
Starkings ( ) Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing (4th edition). London: Sage