UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHCY5606 Foundations of Clinical Science

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is an umbrella unit comprising streams from the IMED4111 Foundations of Medical Practice for postgraduate medical students and the MICR5829 Foundations of Infectious Diseases for postgraduate Master of Infectious Diseases students. The unit has a stream of face to face tutorials comprising foundations of pharmacy practice. The unit provides foundation knowledge of pharmacology, microbiology and pharmacy.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the basic features of micro-organisms; (2) explain the chemotherapy of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infection; (3) understand and describe infection and infectious diseases; (4) understand and describe drug receptor interactions and the molecular mechanisms of drug action; (5) understand and explain pharmacokinetic principles and the principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination; (6) understand the pharmacology of he autonomic nervous system; (7) understand the key concepts of toxicology; and (8) understand the foundations of pharmacy practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written assessment (65 per cent) and (2) online modules (35 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Rhonda Clifford
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy (51500)
Contact hours This is an e-learning unit with face to face components.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHCY5606/SEM-1/2017

Waller, D. G., Sampson, A. P., Renwick, A. G. and Hillier, K. Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 4th edn: Saunders, Elsevier


Gillespie, S. and Bamfod, K. Medica Microbiology and Infection at a Glance, 4th edn: Wiley-Blackwel 2012 (ISBN-13: 978-047065719) (e-book availabl through the UWA Library)


Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook, current edn: PSA

Australian Medicines Handbook, current edn (this is available electronically in the laboratory but it is suggested that you have your own current hard copy)

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