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 Course Summary:

This online Short Course is for sexual and reproductive health nurses who are already working in an advanced capacity, to further enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to the safe supply and administration of medication within a sexual and reproductive health program according to the Drug Therapy Protocol – Sexual Health Program (including reproductive health), relevant approved Health Management Protocol and the Queensland Health (Drugs & Poisons) Regulation 1996.

N.B. In order to undertake this course, you must first apply to True Relationships and Reproductive Health and complete the eligibility package. Once you have been approved eligible by True Relationships and Reproductive Health you will be provided with your login details and you have three months from the enrolment date to complete the course.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply relevant legislation, policies and ethical principles to professional practice as an Authorised DTP Sexual Health Program Nurse.
  2. Define the differences between the key pharmacological principles:
    • including drug actions
    • principles and methods of administration and supply
    • drug calculations
    • application of specific drugs in specific conditions
    • identify needs of specific groups
    • normal and adverse reactions to drug therapy
    • appropriate interventions
  3. Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge of Authorised Nurse's roles and responsibilities in the supply and administration of drugs
  4. Implement comprehensive medication assessment for contraception, and supply medication according to the employer's Health Management Protocol and Drug Therapy Protocol - Sexual Health Program (including Reproductive Health)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to deliver quality immunisation services according to:
    • Employer's Health Management Protocol and Drug Therapy Protocol - Sexual Health Program (including Reproductive Health)
    • Australian Immunisation Handbook
    • National Vaccine Storage Guidelines
  6. Demonstrate the ability to assess individual client's vaccination requirements, manage vaccine processes and vaccination procedures
  7. Identify and treat anaphylaxis according to organisational guidelines and procedures.

Assessment:  Online Quizzes, Assessment Workbook and Reflective Journal

Fee:  $400

Duration:  40 Hours

CPD Hours:  40




Intakes:
  Cohort limited. 

Study Mode:  Online

Relevant For:  All health practitioners who are eligible.  Click here to access the eligibility pack.

Course Enquiries:  

The course has been developed by True Relationships and Reproductive Health and is endorsed by Queensland Health.  It is offered by the Centre for Professional Development in collaboration with True Relationships and Reproductive Health.

For all other enquiries contact CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au