PHARMACY PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS E (ONCOLOGY AND PALLIATIVE CARE)

PHA4THE

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce the broad range of drugs used in the treatment of neoplastic diseases, as well as medicines and other treatment modalities employed in the area of palliative care to fourth year pharmacy students. These specialist areas will be covered by an overview of the pathophysiology of cancer, followed by systematic review of the major classes of antineoplastic drugs, including mechanisms of action and patient care issues. Specific issues regarding the delivery of palliative care to terminally ill patients will be explored through a series of structured lectures as well as directed learning and presentations by the students.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA3THD. Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or RHP or SBPM or SHPM).

Co-requisites PHA4PCA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Workshops are compulsory for all students. A medical certificate will be needed if a student does not attend.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGoodman & Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (soft cover portable volume)PrescribedBrunton, L & Parker, K eds. 2006MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsPharmacologyRecommendedRang, HP et al. 20076TH EDITION, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH
ReadingsEssential PharmacologyPreliminaryStahl, SM 2008CAMBRIDGE UP (OR 2ND EDITION, 2000)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops are compulsory for all students. A medical certificate will be needed if a student does not attend."

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 3-hour examination60
One mid-semester test (1.5 hours)20
One oral presentation (40 minutes per group)20

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops are compulsory for all students. A medical certificate will be needed if a student does not attend."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 3-hour examination60
One mid-semester test (1.5 hours)20
One oral presentation (40 minutes per group)20

Malaysia, 2014, 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: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops are compulsory for all students. A medical certificate will be needed if a student does not attend."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 3-hour examination60
One mid-semester test (1.5 hours)20
One oral presentation (40 minutes per group)20