This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of neurology and mental health including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of neurology and mental health. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. 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 neurology and mental health disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
3 x lectures/wk, 3hr workshop/wk
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea (5th Edition. 2012); Australian Medicines Handbook. Current edition eTG complete [electronic resource]. 2007-to present; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry TL Lemke and DA Williams (Williams and Wilkins, 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)
PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717, PHAR5718Co-requisites