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PHAR5716: Integrated Primary Healthcare 1

2024 unit information

This unit of study will focus on medicines available over the counter (OTC) or prescribed for therapeutic use in a number of common disorders including those that affect the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and special senses. The pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies will be covered. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases and special senses. 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 optimise the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders and special senses. This unit 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. Role-plays will help students to develop the language and non-verbal skills pharmacists need to communicate effectively with patients, carers, doctors and other healthcare professionals. This unit of study complements the practical experiences undertaken during experiential placements.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Pharmacy

Code PHAR5716
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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3 credit points of Calculus, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. outline physiology and pathophysiology associated with respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions and special senses
  • LO2. demonstrate a working understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques of chemistry necessary for understanding drug delivery, drug action and therapeutics in respiratory and gastrointestinal health and special senses
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacological mechanisms of action and the properties drugs display as biologically active molecules in respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and special senses
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of pharmaceutical factors impacting on therapeutic efficacy in respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions and special senses
  • LO5. apply an understanding of basic and applied sciences to the management and solution of pharmaceutical and clinical problems including the metabolism and enzymic degradation of drugs in respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions and special senses
  • LO6. empathise and communicate effectively with patients, families, carers and other health care professionals in the context of managing respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions and special senses
  • LO7. apply a systematic reasoning process to address a range of health and drug-related problems that present in pharmacy relating to respiratory, gastrointestinal and special senses
  • LO8. demonstrate an understanding of the role of complementary and bush medicines in respiratory and gastrointestinal health
  • LO9. provide over the counter products and prescription medicines using endorsed professional protocols and with appropriate counselling and advice for respiratory, gastrointestinal and special senses
  • LO10. demonstrate an understanding of the role of the pharmacist in ethically promoting public health with respect to respiratory and gastrointestinal health and special senses

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2b 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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