Applied Pharmacology and Basic Microbiology/Immunology
|Course code PHAR6124||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
This course provides knowledge of the basics of microbiology and immunology in the context of the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Infection control concepts and the pharmacology and principles of antimicrobial use are covered. Using this knowledge base, the pharmacology management of infectious diseases is discussed. Case-based oral assessment (as presentations) will be introduced to develop communication skills that will assist with professional practice as a pharmacist. Development of this knowledge and skills contributes to the core competency required of a pharmacist.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||At the end of this course students will:|
1. Be able to define and describe the major classes of microbes and parasites that cause human disease and apply the techniques used in their diagnosis
2. Be able to describe relevant infection control concepts;
3. Be able to discuss the pharmacological management of infectious diseases including the mechanism of action of specific agents;
4. Be aware of the general principles of the use of anti-infective agents
5. Have a knowledge of key concepts regarding immunity and the immune response
6. Have begun to develop oral communication skills
7. Demonstrate a level of competency in the aforementioned course objectives, which form part of the core set of competencies required by a pharmacist
|Content||The course will cover:|
1. The interpretation of biochemical, immunological, microbiological and other data used in the diagnosis and management of diseases;
2. Concepts of infection control
3. The mechanism of action of the pharmacological agents used to treat infectious diseases of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic origin
4. General principles of the use of anti-infective agents in practice.
5. Innate, acquired and cell-mediated immunity. The structure and function of antibodies.
6. The immune response including cytokines, complement, inflammation, hypersensitivity reactions, allergy and autoimmune diseases.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing PHAR6020 in the Master of Pharmacy program.|
|Assumed Knowledge||PHAR6113 Pharmacokinetics|
PHAR6114 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6124|