PC2003 - Integrated Metabolism and Nutrition for Pharmacists
|Student Contribution Band:
Available to students enrolled in level 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Patients frequently present to pharmacists with common ailments of the gastrointestinal
system and for advice about nutrition and supplements. Students will be taught the
fundamentals of the pharmaceutics of liquid dosage forms and their use in therapeutics
and the appropriate use of complementary, traditional and alternative medicines. The
subject will also cover the formulation, manufacture, storage and transportation of
sterile dosage forms, such as total parenteral nutrition and intravenous fluids and
the importance of maintaining cold chain in rural areas. The relevance of metabolic
processes in designing drug regimes for patients that include the appropriate use
of complementary and alternative therapies will also be covered.Students will explore
the pathophysiology, therapeutics and prevention of common gastrointestinal and eating
disorders and the fundamentals of pharmaceutics. The nutritional status of the patient
and the importance of adequate nutriton will be discussed, including the nutritional
needs of infants.
- demonstrate an understanding of the metabolic processes and their relevance to drug
- demonstrate an understanding of the use of over the counter medications, complementary,
traditional and alternative medicines and the contraindications for their use with
some prescribed medications;
- demonstrate and apply the pharmaceutical principles underlying liquid dosage formulations
used by the pharmacist in dispensing;
- describe the pathophysiology and therapeutics of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary
system and eating disorders;
- develop an understanding of the principles of nutrition, dietetics and the nutritional
requirements of infants;
- outline the principles of sterile manufacturing.
||All level 1 BPharm subjects
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Mr David Herron
||Mr David Herron, Mrs Gillian Knott, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Dr Aaron Drovandi, <Person not found>.
- 36 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (60%); other exams (25%); assignments (15%).
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and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest