PHARMACY PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS D (ANTI-INFECTIVES)

PHA3THD

2021

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 subjectsPHA3APP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Australian Medicines Handbook

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRossi

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAdelaide: Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd.

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTherapeutic Guidelines Ltd

Year2010

Edition/VolumeVERSION 14

PublisherTHERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES LIMITED, NORTH MELBOURNE

ISBNN/A

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Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDenyer, S, Hodges, NA & Gorman, SP eds.

Year2011

Edition/Volume8TH ED

PublisherMASSACHUSSETS: BLACKWELL SCIENCE

ISBNN/A

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Goodman & Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrunton, L. & Parker, K

Year2010

Edition/Volumesoft cover portable volume

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Relate the action of drugs against various microbial antigens and targets and their capacity to overcome microbial defence mechanisms.
03. Describe and explain the relationship between drug actions and therapeutic outcomes, specifically in the amelioration of clinical conditions related to infective diseases.
04. Describe and explain the relationship between drug actions and therapeutic outcomes, specifically in the amelioration of clinical conditions related to infective diseases.
05. Anticipate and rationalize interaction between drugs (including over-the-counter (OTC drugs)
06. Resolve a case study around a clinical scenario including researching drugs and diseases.
07. Demonstrate the capacity to relate the mechanisms of gene transfer in micro-organisms to consequent resistance to antimicrobial pharmacotherapy.
08. Demonstrate capacity to relate procedures for the testing of effectiveness of antimicrobial substances to the problem of the spread of microbial resistance.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 33 - 43
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 in-class mid-semester test (500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2 case studies (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2.5-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8