Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Trimester 3 - 2014
At the end of this course students will:
- Be able to describe the pathophysiology and management of conditions including neoplastic disorders, palliative care, conditions of the eyes, ear, nose and throat and diseases of the blood;
- Be able to describe the quality use of medicines issues surrounding the therapeutic agents in the treatment of these diseases;
- Have developed clinical skills in the therapeutic management of these conditions;
- Continue to develop oral communication skills.
This course will cover the pathophysiology, therapeutic treatment and practice issues in the management of:
- Neoplastic disorders (including leukemias, lymphomas, breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, gynaecological cancers, prostate cancer, skin cancers, melanomas and liver cancers).
- Palliative care
- Disorders of the eyes, ear, nose and throat (including glaucoma and common ear disorders)
- Diseases of the blood (including iron deficiency, megaloblastic aneamia, and coagulation disorders)
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.
||PHAR6013 Pharmacotherapeutics 4 20 units divided into 2 10 unit courses.
||This course will be taught for the first time in 2009. Students who are required to repeat PHAR6013 will be provided with specific lectures, tutorials and self directed learning material by both didactic and on-line modes of delivery.
||PHAR6222 Pharmacotherapeutics 3 and PHAR6223 Pharmacotherapeutics 4
|Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
- Examination: Class - Written examination - Mid trimester
- Examination: Formal - Written examination at the end of Trimester. (May comprise True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions, calculations, case study scenarios.)
- Other: (please specify) - Clinical Skills/Placement workbook
- Other: (please specify) - Written assignment,oral case presentation and assessment of case studies. Details will be provided in the course outline at commencement of trimester.
- Other: (please specify) - Each examination component will test a student's competency in one or more of the course objectives since these form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist. To be awarded a pass mark or better for the course, a student must show they are competent in the course objectives by achieving a satisfactory grade in the written examination component (combined mid trimester and end of trimester examinations).
Students must satisfactorily complete the clinical skills/placement during this course. This will be determined by satisfactory completion of their clinical skills/placement workbook, reflective journal and preceptor appraisals.
- Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
- Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
- Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
- Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
- Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
- Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
- Compulsory Course Component: OHS-Criminal Record Check
- Compulsory Course Component: OHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
- Compulsory Program Component: Prior successful completion of PHAR6222 Pharmacotherapeutics 3 and PHAR6223 Pharmacotherapeutics 4 and be concurrently enrolled in, or prior completion of, PHAR6231 Pharmacy Practice 6 and PHAR6233 Pharmacotherapeutics 6.
National Police Check, Working with Children and Young People Declaration, Current NSW Health Immunisation record and Patient Confidentiality Form.
2014 Course Timetables for PHAR6232