Integrated pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, and professional practice for patient-oriented care and population health in CNS disorders, men's and women's health, and oncology and palliative care.
About this paper
|Integrated Modules C
|Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Alesha Smith
- Paper Structure
Lectures, Workshops, Skills Workshops, Placements
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- Course outline
This paper is divided into three parts:
- Introduction to therapeutic systems of the central nervous system (CNS) and those associated with oncology, palliative care, and men’s and women’s health.
- Building integration of the systems.
- Integration of systems for patient-centred care.
Each part will use material relevant to the maintenance of health and treatment of illnesses relevant to oncology including solid and diffuse malignancies, men’s and women’s health such as menstruation, sexually transmitted diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome, the central nervous system such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and addiction, epilepsy, dementia and common psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, drug addiction followed by palliative care including where appropriate end of life issues relevant to ageing and oncology.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Use appropriate communication techniques to establish and maintain a collaborative and constructive relationships with people and colleagues.
- Create an environment that is appropriate for consultations.
- Describe, explain and experience what it means to interact with others in a culturally competent manner.
- Receive enquiries effectively, gather appropriate information, apply knowledge of evidence-based literature / resources, and interpret and critically appraises information to provide an individualised answer.
- Describe the aetiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic methods, and complications of selected human diseases.
- Evaluate and recommend the suitability of a drug, dosage form, dose and / or route of administration with respect to therapeutic efficacy.
- Prepare a dosage form / product in an appropriate environment.
- Have knowledge of herbal, complementary and traditional medicines.
- Document activities clearly, concisely, and accurately using appropriate medical terminology.
- Elicit the personal goals of people / whānau and the practical realities of their lives for their care.
- Describe, integrate, and apply the principles of physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacotherapy to optimise patient care.
- Apply knowledge of pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics to the time-course of drug effects to optimise person outcomes.
- Determine and account for variability in response and factors that affect an individual's response and dose requirements.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate a person-centred care plan and communicates this care plan appropriately and undertakes appropriate evaluation of outcomes.
- Identify views and concerns of people / whānau and incorporates these into a care plan.
- Recognise issues with health literacy to help people / whānau understand their health.
- Communicate the care plan with an individual, understand the person's perceptions and assist them to understand their treatment(s).
- Identify, discuss and work with people to increase adherence to treatment that may include lifestyle / health-behaviour change.
- Synthesise and integrate information to formulate differential diagnoses, triage and treat with non-prescription medicines common minor ailments.
- Monitor and evaluate medication effects with individuals to improve outcomes from therapy.
- Recognise when to refer people to other healthcare professional.
- Describe the importance of cultural understandings of health, illness and medicines, cultural practises, and the use of traditional and alternative medicine.
- Understand and appreciate and is able to account for the use of herbal, complimentary and traditional medicines in the population.
- Recognise, describe and review the pharmacist's roles in quality and safety processes.