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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics - Medicines and the Body

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Medicines aim to prevent, cure or control various disease states. To achieve this goal, adequate concentrations of the medicine must be delivered to the target tissues so that therapeutic, yet non-toxic levels, are obtained.

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After reading and digesting this article, the practising healthcare professional should be able to discuss the meaning of the terms pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; and: compare and contrast pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, discuss the importance of creatinine clearance, discuss the importance of half-life of a medicine, discuss the importance of the P450 metabolic pathway. Introduction to Pharmacology Medicines, which aim to prevent, cure or control various disease states., shi

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Louis Roller
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Dr Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University for over 55 years. He served on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles. Louis was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association in 2012 and was awarded the life-long achievement award from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in 2014. He is a prolific provider of education for Ausmed and for the University of the Third Age
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Sandra Hannon
10 Feb 2021
Excellent short module, could be longer and attract more points as it is an important factor in medication administration and suggest it also be included in mandatory med management.
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Nicola Fiore
04 Feb 2021
Clear and concise reading. Good refresher for nurses.
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Lynn Hancock
10 Feb 2021
Great article ,valuable information with good resources,.
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Alyce Hanna
24 May 2021
Very informative
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Christine Reyes
17 Jul 2020
good lesson
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Peggyann Messervy
02 Feb 2021
very informative.
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Edith
14 Feb 2021
Great easy to understand.
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Jo-Anne Flood
09 Feb 2021
Interesting article. Explanation was good and easy to follow and understand
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Pamela Boyd
31 Aug 2022
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Only 5 minutes but very comprehensive & worthwhile, will come back to it as had much knowledge! Thank you.
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