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PC2207 - Integrated Therapeutics 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
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



Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Knott
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Ms Kerrie Aitken, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Dr Robi Islam.
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.