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PGP5015

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010

Objectives

To provide students with an understanding of:

  • the demographics and epidemiology of older Australians
  • the Aged Care health system
  • medication use, medication-related problems and adverse medication outcomes in the elderly
  • physiological changes that occur with ageing and their impact on drug therapy
  • principles of prescribing for the elderly
  • ability to undertake medication management reviews for elderly patients, as part of a multidisciplinary team, in community, residential care and hospital settings

Fieldwork

Patient medication history interview and medication review to be conducted in students' workplace. Home Medicines Review to be conducted under the supervision of an accredited consultant pharmacist or hospital outreach pharmacist (assistance is available with organising this for students located in Victoria, if the student does not have access to a suitably experienced pharmacist).

Assessment

Case studies, online discussions, written medication management review reports

Chief examiner(s)

Rohan Elliott

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geriatric Pharmacy, Aged care!= pg Geriatric Pharmacy, Aged care or Geriatric Pharmacy, Aged care (PHA)

Prohibitions

VCP5015