Pharmacotherapeutics 1

Course code PHAR6133
Not available in 2015


Presents the pathophysiology of diseases and their management including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Specific diseases covered in this course include respiratory, cardiovascular and renal. The course will address the quality use of medicines in the treatment of these diseases. Application of the knowledge developed in this course will be complemented by clinical skills training. Development of this knowledge and skill base contributes to the core competency required of a pharmacist.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

1. Be able to describe the pathophysiology and management of renal, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases;

2. Be able to describe the quality use of medicines issues surrounding the therapeutic agents in the treatment of these diseases;

3. Have developed clinical skills in the therapeutic management of these conditions;

4. Continue to develop communication skills.


This course will cover the pathophysiology, therapeutic treatment and practice issues in the management of:

  1. The respiratory system (including asthma and COPD and URLT and LRTI relating to these conditions)
  2. Cardiovascular disease (including hypertension, heart failure, angina, arrhythmias, clotting disorders, stroke)
  3. Renal disorders

The course will also provide experience in developing clinical skills by clinical skills training and/or clinical placements.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.

Assumed Knowledge

PHAR6124 Applied Pharmacology and Basic Microbiology/Immunology

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination(s) mid- and end- Trimester

Practical Demonstration: Satisfactory completion of clinical skills sessions

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

An examination will be scheduled in week 5. PHAR6133 includes 1 week of clinical skills.