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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||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,998.55|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$20,276.80|
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- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Natalie Medlicott
- Paper Structure
This paper is module based and involves the integration of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, evidence-based medicine, social pharmacy including Hauora Māori and professional practice for patient-oriented care and population health, based on body systems and selected pathologies.
Modules are: Communicable Diseases and Dermatology, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Musculoskeletal Conditions.
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures, workshops, and skills workshops.
Textbooks are available through the library
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Describe, integrate, and apply the principles of physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacotherapy to optimise patient care
- Receive enquiries effectively, gather appropriate information, apply knowledge of evidence-based literature/resources, and interpret and critically appraise information to provide an individual answer
- Understand the pharmacological actions and metabolic fate associated with drug molecules and their functional groups
- 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 in and discuss factors contributing to these inequalities
- Describe the contexts underpinning Māori health, including te Tiriti o Waitangi and impacts of colonisation, population and cultural contexts
- 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
- Modify communication based on feedback
- Document activities clearly, concisely, and accurately using appropriate medical terminology
- Recognise, explain and demonstrate ethical principles and values underpinning the profession of pharmacy
- Recognise, explain and comply with legislation and other regulations that are relevant to pharmacy
- Dispense medicines in accordance with legal requirements, professional responsibilities and safety