HLTSC511-23B (HAM)

Mātanga Tapuhi (Nurse Practitioner) Prescribing Practicum

30 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

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: annis.huang@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper is the final clinical academic paper in the nurse practitioner pathway. This paper will build on the previous nurse practitioner paper HLTSC509 as it focuses predominantly on prescribing as a nurse practitioner. This paper will also consolidate learnings with the aim of submitting the nurse practitioner portfolio to Nursing Council of New Zealand.
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper will be taught by both virtual and in person. Six dedicated in person study days at the University will allow for practical hands on sessions and lectures. Virtual online tutorials will enable continued learning.
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Required Readings

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Please see reading list on Moodle
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You will need to have

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Clinical mentor who is an authorized prescriber

500 hours clinical experience as evidenced by clinical log

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Articulate the place of prescribing in in the Mātanga Tapuhi (Nurse Practitioner) role
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  • Conduct clinical assessments to underpin and justify prescribing recommendations as Mātanga Tapuhi (nurse practitioner)
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  • Outline the place of non-pharmacological approaches, including the role of rongoa
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  • Provide a clinical rationale, based on pharmacological principles and appraisal of evidence, for prescribing recommendations
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  • Describe the possibilities of drug interactions for when making prescribing recommendations
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  • Demonstrate leadership as an advanced clinical practitioner
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  • Apply principles of equity to prescribing practice
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  • Outline the necessary monitoring for prescribing recommendations
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  • Discuss the place of clinical supervision in prescribing practice
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessment will be through written case studies, quizzes and presentations
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Written Case Study
6 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Quiz One
13 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Written Case Two
3 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Quiz Two
24 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Mock Panel
1 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Other: Online
6. E Portfolio
8 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
0
  • Online: EPortfolio System
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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