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PAC4462

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Phillip Bergen

Synopsis

This unit aims to lay a foundation of knowledge about diseases and disorders in neurology and oncology and to provide the relationship between pathophysiology and the rational design and use of drugs in the management of conditions of this type.

The chemistry, pharmacology and clinical aspects of medications associated with each area are presented in detail in an integrated fashion.

Drug therapy principles for particular conditions and patient groups will be emphasised enabling students to acquire the skills necessary to provide clinical pharmacy services within these areas.

Specifically the unit will cover epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and a range of common malignancies such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, skin cancer, leukaemia, lung cancer, etc.

It will also deal with principles of palliative care and management of patients at the end of life.

Students will perform a number of tasks which will help with the development of critical thinking skills and oral and written communication skills.

Objectives

  1. This unit aims to lay a foundation of knowledge about diseases and disorders in neurology and oncology and to provide the relationship between pathophysiology and the rational design and use of drugs in the management of conditions of this type.
  2. The chemistry, pharmacology and clinical aspects of medications associated with each area are presented in detail in an integrated fashion.
  3. Drug therapy principles for particular conditions and patient groups will be emphasised enabling students to acquire the skills necessary to provide clinical pharmacy services within these areas.
  4. Specifically the unit will cover epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and a range of common malignancies such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, skin cancer, leukaemia, lung cancer, etc. It will also deal with principles of palliative care and management of patients at the end of life.
  5. Students will perform a number of tasks which will help with the development of critical thinking skills and oral and written communication skills.

Assessment

Mid Semester test 5%; 2 practicals at 5% each; mid semester test 10%; final exam 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Phillip Bergen

Contact hours

72 hours of formal study per semester (36 hours of lectures, 2 x 3 hour practicals, 2 whole class tutorials, self-directed learning).

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

http://muso.monash.edu.au/webct/entryPage.dowebct