PHARMACY PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS D (ANTI-INFECTIVES)

PHA3THD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject expands on the topics presented in the subject Introduction to Microbiology. Some of the most important microbial diseases affecting humans will be studied. A major area of focus is the use of chemotherapeutic agents (bacterial antibiotics, antifungal agents, antiviral agents, and disinfectants) to treat and control microbial diseases. This will help explain why certain classes of drugs and antibiotics are useful against some microorganisms but not others.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO2IMB and PHA2THA. Only available for students admitted into the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHA3APP

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical MicrobiologyRecommendedDenyer, S, Hodges, NA & Gorman, SP eds. 20118TH ED, MASSACHUSSETS: BLACKWELL SCIENCE
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines: AntibioticsRecommendedTherapeutic Guidelines LtdVERSION 14, 2010 THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES LIMITED, NORTH MELBOURNE
ReadingsGoodman & Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Soft cover portable volume)PreliminaryBrunton, L. & Parker, K eds 2010MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsAustralian Medicines HandbookPrescribedRossi (ed) 2017Adelaide: Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology of drugs for infective diseases, 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 the action of drugs against various microbial antigens and targets and their capacity to overcome microbial defense mechanisms.

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 clinical conditions related to infective diseases.

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 and explain the relationship between drug actions and therapeutic outcomes, specifically in the amelioration of clinical conditions related to infective diseases.

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. Resolve a case study around a clinical scenario including researching drugs and diseases.

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

07. Demonstrate the capacity to relate the mechanisms of gene transfer in micro-organisms to consequent resistance to antimicrobial pharmacotherapy.

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

08. Demonstrate capacity to relate procedures for the testing of effectiveness of antimicrobial substances to the problem of the spread of microbial resistance.

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: 33 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour workshop or tutorial per week, these may be taught in block mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 in-class mid-semester test (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
2 case studies (1500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2.5-hour examination45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08