PC2006 - Dermatology for Pharmacists
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||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to students enrolled in level 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Providing advice about treatment and prevention of common and complex skin conditions
is a daily occurrence for a pharmacist, especially in tropical regions. This subject
will enable the student to gain a thorough knowledge of the drugs used for treating
dermatological complaints, especially those unique to tropical areas and the skills
to educate patients about the appropriate use and storage of these agents. An emphasis
will be placed on the care of the skin, identification of common skin conditions,
patient education and prevention. Students will also explore the pharmaceutics of
formulations and dosage forms relevant to dermatology and apply these skills in relation
to creams, gels, lotions, liposomal preparations, paints and tinctures. The factors
affecting the absorption of dermatological preparations will be covered.
- apply knowledge of the pharmaceutics of formulations and dosage forms used for dermatological
conditions and appropriately prepare and store these preparations;
- counsel and educate patients on the prevention and treatment of dermatological complaints
and wound management especially those unique to tropical areas, using the pharmaceutical
and medical knowledge gained in this subject;
- describe the structure, function and care of the skin, scalp, nails, feet and hair;
- identify common dermatological complaints including tropical skin rashes and skin
cancer and provide advice about prevention and treatment.
- end of semester exam (60%)
- assignments (15%)
- mcq and short answer tests (25%).
||All level 1 BPharm subjects
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and in case
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