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PAC4462

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedSunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Parkville Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Colin Pouton (Parkville); Ms Yelly Oktavia Sari (Sunway)

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/or written communication skills.

Outcomes

  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

Final exam (3 hour): 70%; in-semester MCQ or short answer tests: 20%; practical assessments (case-based exercises): 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Contact hours for on-campus students:
Thirty six 1-hour lectures or equivalent, delivered face to face or online
Six hours of tutorials (Two 3-hour sessions or shorter online sessions)

Prerequisites

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