Pharmacotherapeutics 1

Course code PHAR6133Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will:
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.
ContentThis 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.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces PHAR6006 Pharmacotherapeutics 1 10 Units
TransitionThis course will be taught for the first time in 2008. Students who are required to repeat PHAR6006 will be provided with specific lectures, tutorials and self directed learning material by both didactic and on-line modes of delivery.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHAR6124 Applied Pharmacology and Basic Microbiology/Immunology
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid trimester
Examination: FormalExamination at the end of Trimester. May comprise True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions,and calculations and case study scenarios.
Other: (please specify)Satisfactory completion of clinical skills sessions. Details provided by lecturer at commencement of Trimester.
Other: (please specify)Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal written examination and must gain a passing grade overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.

Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PHAR6124 Applied Pharmacology and Basic Microbiology/Immunology and be concurrently enrolled in, or prior completion of, PHAR6131 Pharmacy Practice 3.
National Police Check, Working with Children and Young People Declaration, Current NSW Health Immunisation record & Patient Confidentiality Forms
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6133