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PC2207 - Integrated Therapeutics 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Infectious and dermatological conditions are commonly occurring forms of disease, particularly in tropical, rural and remote locations. This integrated subject will allow students to describe and differentiate a range of infectious diseases and dermatological conditions, and recommend suitable pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options. Students will also gain an understanding of the clinical usage of the medications used to manage these conditions. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, disease prevention and treatment, the identification of common infections and skin diseases, and factors affecting the use and selection of topical medications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of common infectious and dermatological conditions relevant to pharmacy practice;
  • Demonstrate and apply skills associated with antimicrobial and infection control in relation to clinical settings;
  • Understand and apply pharmacokinetic and therapeutic principles to ensure rational drug use in the management of infectious and dermatological conditions, particularly in vulnerable populations;
  • Demonstrate an ability to recommend appropriate drug treatments, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for the management of infectious and dermatological conditions.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Group
  • Assignment 20%, Micro Lab Reports 5% - (25%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (15%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attendance at residential school

Prerequisites: COMPLETION OF ALL LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Cairns campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 35 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 26 hours laboratory sessions
  • 120 hours self study
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Mackay campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 35 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 26 hours laboratory sessions
  • 120 hours self study
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Townsville campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 35 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 26 hours laboratory sessions
  • 120 hours self study
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.