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.
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|Integrated Modules A
|Semester 2 (On campus)
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- 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.