Presents the pathophysiology of diseases and their management including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Specific diseases covered in this course include infectious diseases, thyroid and adrenal diseases, reproductive diseases as well as men’s and women’s health. The course will address the quality use of medicines in the treatment of these diseases. Application of the knowledge imparted to students in this course will be complemented by clinical skills training.
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|
Trimester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Pathophysiology of and treatment of adrenal and thyroid diseases. Principles for the treatment of the following infectious diseases:
a. Meningitis, endocarditis, intra-abdominal infections, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, cellulitis
b. Upper respiratory tract infections (sinusitis, otits media, pharyngitis)
c. Lower respiratory infections (bronchitis, pneumonia, chronic lung sepsis, tuberculosis)
d. Gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenteritis, giardisis, travellor’s diarrhoea, cholera, campylobacter enteritis, salmonella enteritis, shigellosis, biliary tract infection)
e. Urinary tract infections
f. Sexually transmitted diseases
g. HIV-AIDS, including opportunistic infections
h. Systemic fungal diseases
2. Reproduction and women’s health (including labour, infertility, menopause, gynaecological disorders and contraception)
3. Men’s health (including erectile dysfunction and disorders of the prostrate)
4. 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.
|Review of Progress||
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.
|Assumed Knowledge||PHAR6212 Pharmacotherapeutics 2|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
Self-Directed 26 hour(s) per Term
Face to Face On Campus
per Week for
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for PHAR6223|