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Integrated Primary Healthcare 1 - PHAR5716

Year - 2018

This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders, including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies, with a focus on OTC medications. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. These cases will also exemplify the population diversity at the pharmacy interface and will help students gain skills in counselling or making therapeutic decisions for a range of diverse population scenarios. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. This units will also explore interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge required to implement pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review. Students will become familiar with drug information software and computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will help students to develop the language and non-verbal skills pharmacists need to communicate effectively with patients, doctors, and other health care professionals.

Lectures, workshops and online learning activities.

Participation in workshops (10%), dispensing activities (20%), oral exam (20%), and final written exam (50%).

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea 5th Edition (2012); Australian Medicines Handbook (2017). eTG Complete [electronic resource]; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry. TL Lemke and DA Williams 7th Edition (2013). Rang and Dale's Pharmacology H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, G. Henderson 8th Edition (2016).

Assumed knowledge
3 credit points of Calculus, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of prerequisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course (offered in February, July and as a distance course at other times of the year).


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2b

10 Sep 2018

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 07 Oct 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Bandana Saini
HECS Band: 2
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