Medications Management (PHAR7112)


This unit of study aims to develop an in-depth understanding and advanced skills in fulfilling the role of pharmacists in medication management for older people. The course readings cover the following content areas: Epidemiology of common health problems affecting the elderly, physiological changes associated with ageing and their implications for therapeutic response and medicines management, health promotion and disease prevention (with emphasis on pharmacological interventions designed to reduce mortality and chronic disease), management of common chronic diseases of the elderly, medication management in hospitals and the community. Skills development will focus on pharmacist/ patient inter-professional communication, the conduct of medication reviews and home visits.

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Classes will be delivered through on-line reading and discussions, webinars, case studies and practice based experiences.


On-line discussions, assignments and medication reviews (100%).

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