Pharmacotherapeutics 2

10 Units

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. 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.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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.

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).
  2. Diabetes
  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.

  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR6131.
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6006 Pharmacotherapeutics 1 or PHAR6133 Pharmacotherapeutics 1
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: Formal end of trimester written examination *
  • Presentation: Written assignment and group presentation
  • Professional Task: Satisfactory completion of clinical skills sessions/placement. *
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 26 hour(s) per Term (2 hours per week for 11 weeks and 4 hour per week for 1 week)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6212

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