PHARMACY PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS C (PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY)

PHA3THC

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject investigates the brain. Ultimately, behaviour is the outcome of cellular and molecular processes within the brain, and subtle changes in brain physiology will result in spectacular and often debilitating behavioural pathologies. Therapeutic intervention based on psychotropic drugs aims to restore or tweak brain physiology - while conceptually a sound approach, our understanding of how neurophysiology ultimately is expressed in behaviour, is limited. As a consequence, this subject will not provide you with answers, but aims to enable you to critically appraise therapeutic intervention. In addition, the pharmacy practice issues relating to neuropsychiatry will be addressed in a manner that highlights how psychotropic drugs can ameliorate the various disease states, and how they affect the overall condition of the patient.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA2THA. Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or SBPM or RHP or SHPM or SBPB or SHPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHA3PGD

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
ReadingsPharmacologyPrescribedRang, HP et al. 20127TH EDITION, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH
ReadingsAustralian Medicines Handbook.RecommendedRossi, R, ed. 2009ADELAIDE: AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD.
ReadingsEssential PsychopharmacologyRecommendedStahl, SM 20083RD EDITION, CAMBRIDGE UP
ReadingsGoodman & Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Soft cover portable volume)RecommendedBrunton, L & Parker, K eds. 2006MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines: Neurology, Psychotropic, AnalgesicRecommendedTherapeutic Guidelines LtdLATEST VERSION, THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES LIMITED, NORTH MELBOURNE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the role of neurotransmitter systems in the operation of the central nervous system

Activities:
The role of neurotransmitters will be taught in lectures, applied in drug research task, and assessed in exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

02. Explain disorders of mood, thought, and behaviour, in terms of homeostatic imbalances

Activities:
Behavioural disorders will be explained in lectures, applied in drug research task, and assessed in exam and presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Articulate the position of psychopharmacology in therapeutic management

Activities:
Psychopharmacology will be taught in lectures, applied in drug research task, and assessed in presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Explore the scientific rationale of manipulating behaviour by manipulating brain function through drug therapy

Activities:
Scientific rationale will be explained in lectures relating behaviour to brain function and drug therapy, applied in drug research task, and assessed in exam and presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Locate, consult, comprehend, evaluate and summarise relevant information on developments in biological psychology and psychopharmacology, and its application to pharmacy practice

Activities:
Researched information will be applied and assessed in presentations of drug research task.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Anticipate, and rationalise in pharmacological terms, interaction between drugs (including OTC preparations)

Activities:
Drug interations will be alerted to in lectures, applied in presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Apply understanding of neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology to practice that aims to improve the patient's health

Activities:
Practices and pharmacology to improve patient health will be alerted to in lectures and workshops and assessed in presentations of the drug research task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

08. Apply and promote and express ethical awareness in laboratory classes

Activities:
Demonstrated in lectures, practiced in laboratory classes and assessed in presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

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.

Practical Week: 32 - 34
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 seminar presentations: 1 group (10mins + 4mins questions), 2 individual (8mins + 2mins questions)Hurdle: Satisfactory participation in workshops and practical classes.20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Drug research report (1,500 words) draft peer review30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07
One 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

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.

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*
3 seminar presentations: 1 group (10mins + 4mins questions), 2 individual (8mins + 2mins questions)Hurdle: Satisfactory participation in workshops and practical classes.20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Drug research report (1,500 words) draft peer review30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07
One 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 34
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 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*
3 seminar presentations: 1 group (10mins + 4mins questions), 2 individual (8mins + 2mins questions)Hurdle: Satisfactory participation in workshops and practical classes.20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Drug research report (1,500 words) draft peer review30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07
One 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08