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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

9 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.1875 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Phil Bergen


The aim of this unit is for you to develop an understanding the aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of a range of disease states. The focus will be on dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, haematology and psychiatry. Several aspects of nutrition will also be discussed.

This unit builds on the knowledge gained in Clinical Pharmacy I in third year of the BPharm course, and introduces you to a more complex range of diseases and their management.

You should gain an appreciation of a patient-centred view of health care delivery and the role of the pharmacist in recognising disease and individualising patient management.

You are expected to develop an understanding of how to provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.


Having completed this unit you are expected to have:

  1. knowledge of the management of a range of disease states (see above);
  2. knowledge of the principles of drug therapy in particular disease states;
  3. an understanding of the role of the pharmacist in patient management; and
  4. abilities in the clinical application of knowledge when applying these principles to individual patients.


Final exam (3 hour): 75%; clinical question: 10%; clinical presentation: 15%.

Chief examiner(s)

Phillip Bergen

Contact hours

53 hours of lectures


Completed third year of the BPharm program.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: