Medication management 2023-24
School of Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
• Person centred assessment, which engages the person and their family in all aspects of the care journey.
• Social policy: long term conditions; prescribing, local and national policies, guidelines in relation to medicines management; polypharmacy; the prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposal of medication.
• Decision making and shared decision making associated with prescribing medicines or other interventions.
• Patient education for shared decision making to promote concordance and optimisation of medicines management
• Self-care and medicines management in multiple contexts
•How to effectively use the British National Formulary and achieve an effective balance between legislation, policy, political influences, available resources and patient safety/ preference/tolerance.
• Governance and incident reporting; adverse drug reactions, side effects and allergies. • Safely calculate drug doses • Professionalism and application of Nursing and Midwifery Council Code. • Managing adverse events • Accountability and duty of candour; prescribing/administration errors and learning through reflection. • Innovations and emerging technologies in medicines management. • Legal & ethical issues around medications management including capacity; consent, record keeping; different classifications of medicines (controlled drugs, prescription only/pharmacy/general sales list). • Person centred pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; routes and preparations and legal aspects of nursing (to meet NMC EU Directive for general nurses). • Evaluating care and monitoring the effects of medications and other interventions.
-threshold -Threshold - Grades: D- to D+ Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass.
-good -Good - Grades: C- to C+ Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed.Very Good Grades: B- to B+ A very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed
-excellent -Excellent - Grades: A- to A* Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed.
- Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacology across people's lifespan
- Demonstrate a person-centred approach to medication management
- Demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective medicines knowledge
- Discuss critical decision-making skills to facilitate safe, holistic, person-centred care
Clinical Practical Assessment
Medicines management in-point assessment in clinical practice following medicines management module. This assessment sits within the All Wales practice assessment document and is a pass or fail summative assessment.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)