Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Trimester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
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.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy.
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.
|Objectives||At the end of this course students will:
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).
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.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replaces PHAR6008 Pharmacotherapeutics 2 10 Units.|
|Transition||This course will be taught for the first time in 2009. Students who are required to repeat PHAR6008 will be provided with specific lectures, tutorials and self directed learning material by both didactic and on-line modes of delivery.|
|Assumed Knowledge||PHAR6006 Pharmacotherapeutics 1 or PHAR6133 Pharmacotherapeutics 1|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for PHAR6212|