Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a selection of on-campus papers will be made available via distance and online learning for eligible students.
Find out which papers are available and how to apply on our COVID-19 website
Diagnosis and principles of management of medical and surgical conditions relevant to physiotherapy. Drug action and administration. Drugs used to treat common medical conditions, particularly those managed by physiotherapists.
|Paper title||Pharmacology (for BPhty)|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,055.36|
- PHAL 211, PHAL 212
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
- Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. Neal, M.J. Blackwell, 7th Edition, 2012
This is a slim text that captures succinctly the key points of each drug class. There is a large diagram for each drug class, showing where and how the drugs act to exert their effects.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of this paper will
- Provide an outline of the pharmacology of medications that are the most likely to be met in physiotherapy
- Ensure students establish a strong understanding of facts and concepts in the discipline of pharmacology
- Eevelop a sense of interconnectedness between pharmacology and different fields of knowledge in the health and biomedical sciences
- Ensure students understand the relevance of this knowledge when they proceed to the third year of their BPhty programme
Specific objectives relating to different parts of the paper are included in the specific sections of the course manual.