Pharmacotherapeutics 2

Description

Presents the basics of the pathophysiology of diseases and their management including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. This course material provides the essential knowledge base of the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, and hepatobiliary disorders. Experiential placements will develop practice skills.

Programs generally have defined periods for their professional education placements. These are based on negotiations between health providers and the University. Students are asked to note however, that placements may occur at any time during the calendar year and not just within defined placement periods or university terms. The timing of your placement will depend largely on the availability of placement opportunities within health services sector. Students MUST NOT organise their own placements without prior approval by the Program Convenor.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Be able to describe the pathophysiology and management of musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions and heptobilary disorders;

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 oral communication skills.

Content

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

  1. The musculoskeletal conditions (including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, Pagets Disease, Osteomalcia, osteoporosis).
  2. Diabetes
  3. Gastrointestinal conditions (including peptic ulcer disease, reflux, nausea and vomiting and inflammatory bowel disease)
  4. Hepatobiliary disorders (including cirrhosis, pancreatitis, biliary obstruction)

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

The course will also include visits to hospital and community pharmacies and students will be required to deliver case presentations.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR6131.

Assumed Knowledge

PHAR6006 Pharmacotherapeutics 1 or PHAR6133 Pharmacotherapeutics 1

Assessment Items

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

Presentation: Written assignment and group presentation *

Practical Demonstration: Satisfactory completion of clinical skills sessions. *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Practical Demonstration: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 26 hour(s) per Term

4 hours per week for 11 weeks and 4 hour per week for 1 week

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks