PHARMACY PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS A (CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY)

PHA2THA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will integrate the teaching of pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and pharmacy practice relating to the use of drugs for cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. Students will initially explore the mechanism of action of these drugs, specifically how they affect biochemical and physiological processes at the cellular and organ level, and then relate this to the overall clinical effect on the individual. The medicinal chemistry of these drugs will then be explored so that structure-function relationships can be determined at the molecular level. Finally, the pharmacy practice issues relating to these conditions and medications will be addressed, in a manner that highlights how these drugs can ameliorate the various disease states, and affect the overall clinical condition of the patient.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (CHE2MCA, PHA2PGA, PHA1IPP) or at the discretion of the course coordinator. Only available for students admitted into the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisites PHA2PGB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHA2PPB

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Medicines HandbookPrescribedRossi, R ed 2018ADELAIDE: AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD.
ReadingsGoodman & Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (soft cover portable volume)PrescribedBrunton, L & Parker, K eds 2010MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines: Cardiovascular. Version 6Recommended2012Theapeutic Guidelines
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines: Respiratory V5Recommended2015Theapeutic Guidelines

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain the pharmacology of drugs for cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, specifically the actions at the cellular and organ levels, and clinical effect on the patient.

Activities:
Structured lecture series and discussions in class and workshops. Discussion on appropriate writing styles, research strategies and referencing styles for completion of assignments. To be assessed by written assignments, tests and exams during the semester.

02. Relate cardiovascular and respiratory drugs to activity at the molecular level, specifically, effect on relevant receptors and other regulatory molecules and processes.

Activities:
Structured lecture series and discussions in class and workshops. To be assessed by exams during the semester.

03. Describe and explain the relationship between drug actions and therapeutic outcomes, specifically in the amelioration of cardiovascular and respiratory clinical conditions.

Activities:
Structured lecture series and discussions in class and workshops. Discussion on appropriate writing styles, research strategies and referencing styles for completion of assignments. To be assessed by written assignments, tests and exams during the semester.

04. Describe the absorption, elimination and metabolism of cardiovascular and respiratory drugs and relate this to clinical practice and how pharmacogenetics affects this.

Activities:
Structured lecture series and discussions in class and workshops. Discussion on appropriate writing styles, research strategies and referencing styles for completion of assignments. To be assessed by written assignments, tests and exams during the semester.

05. Anticipate and rationalize interaction between drugs (including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs).

Activities:
Structured lecture series and discussions in class and workshops. Discussion on appropriate writing styles, research strategies and referencing styles for completion of assignments. To be assessed by written assignments, tests and exams during the semester.

06. Follow guidelines to critically assess drug use and disease states in clinical scenarios

Activities:
Structured lecture series and discussions in class and workshops. Discussion on appropriate writing styles, research strategies and referencing styles for completion of assignments. To be assessed by written assignments, tests and exams during the semester.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops or tutorials"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid Semester Test (35 MCQ, 1 hour)10 01, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 x Written assignments (1500 words in total)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06