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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,877.43|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$18,752.05|
- Limited to
- Limited to: BPharm
- Associate Professor Natalie Medlicott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Teaching staff
- To be advised
- Paper Structure
- 55 Lectures
- 44 Workshops
- 27 Skills Laboratories/Workshops
- 6 Hours of Placements
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- 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.