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PHCY220 Integrated Modules A

Integrated pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, and professional practice for patient-oriented care and population health in communicable diseases, dermatology, gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders and musculoskeletal conditions.

Paper title Integrated Modules A
Paper code PHCY220
Subject Pharmacy
Points 60 points
Teaching period Second Semester
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Limited to
Limited to: BPharm
Associate Professor Natalie Medlicott (
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
  • 55Lectures
  • 44Workshops
  • 27Skills Laboratories/Workshops
  • 6Placements
Textbooks are not required.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper students will be able to:
  • Describe the aetiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic methods, and complications of selected human diseases.
  • Describe, integrate and apply the principles of physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacotherapy to optimise patient care.
  • Describe and apply the principles of evidence-based pharmacy practice.
  • Understand the pharmacological actions and metabolic fate associated with drug molecules and their functional groups.
  • Describe the systematic approach of medicines information and interpret evidence-based medicine in the context of clinical and population health.
  • Recognise and describe the wider societal factors that contribute to health inequities to promote and optimise health outcomes.
  • Identify disparities between the health status of different groups in New Zealand, including Māori and non-Māori, and discuss factors contributing to these inequalities.
  • Describe Māori models of health and discuss how these models may be applied when working with Māori individuals, whānau and communities.
  • Describe the contexts underpinning Māori health, including te Tiriti o Waitangi and impacts of colonisation, population and cultural contexts.
  • Explain how Māori and other cultures and cultural practices affect health-related behaviour and interactions with the health system.
  • Interpret concepts of quantitative analysis and how this is applied to therapeutics and analytics.
  • Apply knowledge of pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics to the time-course of drug effects in order to optimise therapeutic outcomes.
  • Consult people to collect demographic, medicine, clinical histories and the person's aspirations appropriately to assess and decide on a treatment plan.
  • Apply knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences to transform a drug into an appropriate dosage form/product for an individual.
  • Show awareness of and modify their communication response based on feedback.
  • Recognise when communication is unsuccessful and adopt appropriate strategies for dealing with it.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system