PC2003 - Integrated Metabolism and Nutrition for Pharmacists
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Available to students enrolled in level 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
This subject is designed to introduce you to some of the conditions that are associated
with the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems. You will learn about the pathophysiology
of these conditions and their clinical management. In addition you will be introduced
to the principles of nutrition in adults and children. Under certain conditions and
during the acute phase of some conditions, patients will require supplementary feeding
such as enteral nutrition (EN) or total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Indications and
contraindications to EN and TPN, as well as formulation of these products, will be
covered in this subject. There is also a strong pharmaceutical component to this subject
specifically addressing liquid dosage form design and this is supplemented by a practical
in pharmaceutical technology. This subject also seeks to build and develop students
written and communication skills.
- to describe the pathophysiology of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system and
- to describe the clinical presentation of a number of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal
tract and hepatobiliary system;
- to identify and appraise the clinical management of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal
tract and hepatobiliary system and indicate where appropriate use of over the counter
and complementary medications as well as any contraindications to their use;
- to describe the principles of nutrition and dietetics and explain the nutritional
requirements of adults and children;
- to describe and apply the pharmaceutical principles underlying liquid dosage formulations
used by the pharmacist in dispensing.
- end of semester exam (60%)
- other exams (25%)
- on-course assessment (15%).
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