Fundamental skills and knowledge for a patient-centred approach to care, including understanding and managing variability in drug response between people, goal setting, clinical reasoning and decision making, designing and communicating a patient-centred treatment plan.
|Paper title||Patient-Centred Care|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 25 October 2019)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PHCY 542, PHCX 542
- Limited to
- Limited to: PGCertPharm, PGDipClinPharm
- Teaching staff
Textbooks are not required for this paper
- Teaching Arrangements
One compulsory 2-day weekend workshop in Dunedin (Aug 3-4) and six 2-hour video conferences (7-9pm July 10 – Sept 18)
- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
- Predict and mitigate altered drug response between people to prevent drug-related harm
- Understand the time course of drug effects, including the monitoring of drug response using laboratory values and biomarkers
- Identify, prioritise, and research clinical and drug-related problems
- Develop an independent, reflective, and patient-centred approach to clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making that aligns with the patient’s goals and medical goals for treatment
- Demonstrate effective communication with patients and health-care colleagues, both orally and in writing
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation,
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- Paper Structure
The paper consists of two structured modules:
- In the first module students will focus on core knowledge required for medicines optimisation around understanding and predicting variability in drug response between people.
- The second module (‘patient-centred care in practice’) provides a ‘capstone’ for the entire certificate. Here the term ‘capstone’ refers to a module that encompasses the knowledge and skills covered in the previous 3 modules and brings them together in a practical, patient-centred, teaching and learning environment.