Pharmacotherapeutics 5

10 Units

Presents the pathophysiology of diseases and their management including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Specific conditions covered in this course include neoplastic disorders, palliative care, conditions of the eyes, ear, nose and throat and diseases of the blood. The course will address the quality use of medicines in the treatment of these diseases. Application of the knowledge developed in this course will be complemented by clinical skills training. Case-based oral assessment will further develop communication skills that will assist with professional practice as a pharmacist. Development of this knowledge and skill base contributes to the core competency required of a pharmacist. This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy. 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 3 - 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 conditions including neoplastic disorders, palliative care, conditions of the eyes, ear, nose and throat and diseases of the blood;
  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. Neoplastic disorders (including leukemias, lymphomas, breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, gynaecological cancers, prostate cancer, skin cancers, melanomas and liver cancers).
  2. Palliative care
  3. Disorders of the eyes, ear, nose and throat (including glaucoma and common ear disorders)
  4. 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.

  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6222 Pharmacotherapeutics 3 and PHAR6223 Pharmacotherapeutics 4
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: Examination(s) mid- and end- Trimester
  • Presentation: Written assignment and group presentation
  • Practical Demonstration: Satisfactory completion of clinical skills sessions
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 17 hour(s) per Term (3 hours per week for 4 weeks, 1 hour per week for 3 weeks and 2 hours per week for 1 week)
  • Placement: for 40 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6232
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