PHARMACY PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS B (METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE)

PHA3THB

2017

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 gastroenterology and endocrine 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-ordinatorLynne Gibson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA2THA. and must be admitted into one of the following Bachelor of Pharmacy courses (SVPB or SBPB or SHPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHA3PGC

Special conditions Workshops are compulsory for all students. A medical certificate must be provided 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
ReadingsAn Introduction to Medicinal ChemistryRecommendedPatrick, G 20094TH ED, OXFORD, NEW YORK
ReadingsClinical Pharmacy and TherapeuticsRecommendedWalker R & Edwards C Eds 20033RD ED, EDINBURGH: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsPharmacologyRecommendedRang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM and Moore PK 20035TH ED CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines: Endocrinology. Version 3RecommendedTherapeutic Guidelins Ltd. Expert Writing Group for Therapeutic Guidelins Endocrinology 2004THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES LTD, MELBOURNE.
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines: Gastrointestinal. Version 4RecommendedTherapeutic Guidelines Ltd 2006THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES LIMITED, MELBOURNE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the pathophysiology for a selection of disease states associated with the endocrine system and body metabolism.

Activities:
The pathophysiology of endocrine and metabolic disease states is taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorial classes and workshops. Students apply and practice their knowledge of pathophysiology by working on case studies. Students demonstrate understanding of pathophysiology in the end-of-semester examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Apply appropriate pharmacy practice skills and judgement when treating a patient diagnosed with a disease of the endocrine system or body metabolism.

Activities:
Appropriate pharmacy practice skills and judgement are taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorial classes and workshops. Students apply and practice their knowledge and skills by working on case studies during the semester and demonstrate their understanding in the end-of-semester examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. Integrate knowledge from pharmacology and pharmacy practice when researching case studies associated with a patient who has a disorder of the endocrine system or body metabolism.

Activities:
Students analyse case studies of patients with endocrine or metabolic disorders in workshops by applying their knowledge from pharmacology and pharmacy practice. Students demonstrate their understanding in the end-of-semester examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Articulate knowledge regarding how a patient's response to drugs alter throughout the lifespan (from infancy to old age).

Activities:
Changes in drug responsiveness associated with age are explained in lectures and reinforced in workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Compare differences in human metabolism due to ethnicity and ultimately, genetic profile.

Activities:
Ethnic differences in human metabolism are explained in lectures and reinforced in workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)

06. Analyse alterations in human metabolism as a consequence of altered liver function.

Activities:
Differences in human metabolism caused by altered body metabolism are taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorial classes and workshops. Students apply and practice their knowledge and skills by working on case studies during the semester and demonstrate their understanding in the end-of-semester examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

07. Create an integrated written report based on a specific case study to address the medication management of a patient with a disease of the endocrine system or body metabolism.

Activities:
Case Study assignments are prepared for assessment. The aim is to integrate knowledge and skills from pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and pharmacy practice. Case studies are reinforced as questions in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynne Gibson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 13 - 22
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period from week 13 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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% ILO*
2 case studies (750 words in length, worth 20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynne Gibson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

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% ILO*
2 case studies (750 words in length, worth 20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynne Gibson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 case studies (750 words in length, worth 20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07