PHCY5617 Clinical Science for Pharmacy II
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This is an umbrella unit that extends from the units PHCY5606 Foundations of Primary Care and PHCY5605 Clinical Science for Pharmacy I. Clinical Science for Pharmacy II comprises a series of (1) formal lectures drawn from the pharmacology and infectious diseases lectures offered in IMED4211 Systems-based Learning 2 for the Doctor of Medicine program at UWA, and (2) self-directed learning sessions on selected pharmacy practice and therapeutic areas drawn from accredited providers of continuing professional education for registered pharmacists.
- Students are able to (1) address clinical problems of the gastrointestinal tract, hormonal balance, and glucose regulation by applying knowledge of drug administration and disposition for a range of drugs that act on the physiological and pathological processes in these systems; (2) understand drug interactions with the normal and pathological physiology and biochemistry in body systems, in particular the effects of the drug on the target, and the effects of hepatic and kidney disease processes and other drugs on the target drug response; (3) understand the management of gastrointestinal infections, liver infections, urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis, infections of the sexual organs, maternal infections during pregnancy and infection of puerperium; (4) understand relevant infection control and public health aspects of the infections outlined in (3); (5) understand and appropriately apply scientific advances in pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapeutics; (6) imbibe values that underpin the ethical and beneficent provision of pharmaceutical care; (7) use science and evidence to communicate therapeutic options honestly and objectively to patients and caregivers; and (8) assess existing pharmacy practices, and the need and barriers to implement practice changes.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) summative assessment and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Lee Yong Lim
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy
- Contact hours
- lectures: 26 hours; self-directed learning: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
- Unit Outline
Waller, D.G. et al. Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, current edn: Saunders/Elsevier
Gillespie, S. and Bamford, K. Medical microbiology and infection at a glance, current edn: Wiley-Blackwell
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.