PHCY5612 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit continues to explore the professional role of the pharmacist introduced in PHCY5601 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and PHCY5602 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 1. To present a clinical perspective, the pharmacology and the pharmacotherapy of major disease states are delivered in an integrated fashion. This provides students with a practical understanding of how theoretical knowledge is applied to patient care and provides an in-depth look at the pharmacists' role in management of these disease states.

This unit builds on previous units to provide students with an appreciation of the complexities involved with providing health care to the community. Emphasis is placed on students increasing their awareness of the patient as a whole through the concept of patient-centred care. This involves the development of communication and problem-solving skills through tutorials, workshops and role-play. Simulated pharmacy practice sessions continue to develop both the integration of knowledge with practice and the student's communication skills.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate integration of knowledge in the delivery of patient centred care through interactive sessions, role-play and case studies; (2) discuss ethical principles and demonstrate basic ethical reasoning; (3) communicate effectively to deliver appropriate patient health care; (4) describe the mechanism of action, pharmacological effects, pharmacokinetic properties, therapeutic uses, contraindications, adverse effects and clinically significant drug interactions of the principal drugs and drug classes used to treat various conditions; (5) apply knowledge of pharmacological principles and major disease states to clinical decision-making in adults and paediatrics.; (6) develop medication management plans for major disease states that includes anticipated therapeutic goals as well as any clinical testing requirements for monitoring drug effectiveness and potential toxicity; and (7) demonstrate clinical reasoning and problem solving skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) oral assessment; and (3) ongoing assessments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

A supplementary assessment may be offered if a student achieves a final mark of 45 - 49% in PHCY5612 or PHCY5630, but not both.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Deena Ashoorian
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy and PHCY5602 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 1
Co-requisites:
PHCY5630 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 3
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
lectures and workshop: 4 hours per week; tutorials: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
Texts

Required texts
1. Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook. Current edition. PSA.
2. Australian Medicines Handbook. Current edition. PSA.

Recommended texts
Chen, T et al. Case Studies in Practice - Medication Review: A Process Guide for Pharmacists. Current edition. PSA.

Chen, T et al. Case Studies in Practice. Pharmacist only and pharmacy medicines: a process guide for pharmacists. Current edition. PSA.

Hughes, J. Case Studies in Practice. Use of Laboratory Test Data. Current edition. PSA.

Gowan J and Roller L. Practical disease state management for pharmacists. Current edition. APPCo.

Rang, H et al. Rang and Dale's Pharmacology. Current edition. Elsevier

Walker, R and Edwards, C. Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Churchill Livingstone. Current edition.

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists, 2016. PSA. https://www.psa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/National-Competency-Standards-Framework-for-Pharmacists-in-Australia-2016-PDF-2mb.pdf 

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, AsterJ.  Robbins and Cotran Pathologic basis of disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2009.  

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