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PHAR5722: Endocrine, Renal and Cardiovascular

2024 unit information

This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders. Through the use of case‐based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. 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 endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored.. Role‐plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).

Unit details and rules

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Code PHAR5722
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
PHAR5911 and PHAR5712 and PHAR5713 and PHAR5714 and PHAR5715 and PHAR5716 and PHAR5717 and PHAR5718
PHAR5721 and PHAR5723
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. critically examine scientific evidence, in order to evaluate safety, quality, efficacy and cost effectiveness of prescriptions, complementary medicines and other orders to arrive at evidence-based conclusions relevant to patient care.
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the body as a complex adaptive biological system and outline physiology and patho-physiology associated with disease states of the endocrine, renal and cardiovascular systems.
  • LO3. demonstrate a working understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques of the sciences underpinning drug delivery, drug action and therapeutics.
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacological mechanisms of action and the properties drugs display as biologically active molecules in the treatment of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders.
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of pharmaceutical and physical factors impacting on therapeutic efficacy.
  • LO6. apply an understanding of basic and applied sciences to the management and solution of pharmaceutical and/or clinical problems including the metabolism and enzymatic degradation (pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics) of drugs in the human body.
  • LO7. communicate effectively with patients, families, carers and other health care professionals; providing appropriate advice and counselling about prescribed or over-the-counter medicines for endocrine, renal and/or cardiovascular disorders.
  • LO8. apply a systematic clinical reasoning process to address a range of health and drug-related problems that present in pharmacy in order to provide appropriate pharmacy cognitive services in the areas of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders.
  • LO9. apply appropriate clinical reasoning skills to generate a medication review, including communication with the physician, according to principles of practice and adequate patient care.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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