This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders, including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies, with a focus on OTC medications. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. These cases will also exemplify the population diversity at the pharmacy interface and will help students gain skills in counselling or making therapeutic decisions for a range of diverse population scenarios. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. This units will also explore interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge required to implement pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review. Students will become familiar with drug information software and computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will help students to develop the language and non-verbal skills pharmacists need to communicate effectively with patients, doctors, and other health care professionals.
5x1hr lectures/week, 1x3hr workshop/week, 3x3hr labs/semester
2hr exam (50%), dispensing activities (S/U), oral exam (30%), participation in workshops (20%)
Walker, R. and Whittlesea, C. (2018). Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (6th Ed) Australian Medicines Handbook eTG complete [provided as electronic resource] Lemke, TL and Williams, DA. (2013). Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (7th ed). Williams and Wilkins Rang, H.P., Dale, M.M., Ritter, J.M., Flower, R.J., Henderson, G. (2019). Rang and Dale's Pharmacology (9th ed)
3 credit points of Calculus, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry.