Cardiovascular and Renal (PHAR7113)


This unit of study aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and renal systems; aetiology, treatment, management and monitoring of patients with renal (including acute and chronic renal failure) and cardiovascular disease (including hypertension, heart failure, coronary heart disease, lipid disorders); It will also explore the role of the specialist cardiovascular/renal pharmacist in management and education of patients and other health care practitioners; public health approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease; management and prevention of co-morbidities. Skills development will focus on application of this knowledge to the medication management of patient with cardiovascular and renal disease including interpretation of relevant clinical and laboratory tests, medication review and formulation of appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological care plans for these patients.

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Classes will be delivered through on-line discussions, webinars, case studies and role plays.


On-line quizzes, satisfactory participation in on-line discussions, assignments (100%).

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.