PC2201 - Infectious Diseases and Immunology for Pharmacists
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to level 2 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.
The incidence of infectious and parasitic disease is high in tropical regions of Australia,
particularly in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This subject will present
the microbial and parasitic causes, prevention and treatments of infectious and parasitic
diseases of importance to pharmacy practice. The role of microbial chemotherapy and
vaccination in the treatment and control of infectious diseases and the specific and
non-specific mechanisms of microbial resistance will be examined A special focus will
be placed on tropical infectious diseases, the infectious diseases of childhood and
the preventative and educational role of the pharmacist in the area of immunisation
and population health.The evolution, physiology and regulation of the immune system
and its role in infectious and auto-immune diseases and in tumor and transplantation
biology will also be explored.
- describe the clinical presentation and drug treatment of common childhood and infectious
diseases relevant to pharmacy practice;
- describe the pathogenesis of commonly encountered infectious, immunological, haematological,
neoplastic diseases and those found in Indigenous populations and tropical areas;
- describe the principles behind rational drug use for the treatment of infection;
- develop an understanding of the major classes of microbes and parasites causing diseases
in humans and animals and basic techniques used for their identification and treatment;
- develop an understanding of the pharmacokinetics of the antimicrobials used in the
treatment of infection, including the use of therapeutic drug monitoring infectious
- discuss the population health role and responsibilities of the pharmacist in infectious
disease including identification, prevention, education, microbial resistance and
the importance of compliance.
||All level 1 BPharm subjects
|MI2021 and PC3006 and TV5120
Study Period 2
|Census Date 23-Aug-2018
||Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop
||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Ms Sharon Lazzaroni, Professor Beverley Glass, Miss Lou Costanzo, Dr Michelle Bellingan, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel.
- 36 hours lectures
- 6 hours tutorials
- 15 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); objective-subjective clinical examination (25%); assignments (15%).
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