|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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.
|Prerequisites:||All level 1 BPharm subjects|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Mrs Gillian Knott, Professor Beverley Glass|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mrs Gillian Knott, Professor Beverley Glass, Mrs Robin Warren.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); assignments (15%); mcq and short answer tests (25%).|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.