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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Integrated Modules A
    Subject Pharmacy
    EFTS 0.475
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $4,294.95
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to

    Tara Wheeler

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Tara Wheeler

    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.
    Children's Act
    CA Checks to be carried out by the School once students are enrolled into the programmeWhen is Student Safety Check for this paper is processed? Post admission to the programme


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-31, 33-35, 37-41
    Monday 10:00-10:50 29-31, 33-35, 38-41
    Monday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 38, 40-41
    Monday 13:00-13:50 29, 35
    Monday 14:00-14:50 33-34, 39-41
    Monday 15:00-15:50 29-31, 33-35, 40-41
    Monday 16:00-16:50 29-31, 35
    Friday 14:00-14:50 38
    B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 29, 39, 41
    Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-31, 33, 39
    Tuesday 11:00-11:50 33
    Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29
    Tuesday 15:00-16:50 32
    C1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 31
    Wednesday 15:00-15:50 34
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