PC3201 - Musculoskeletal Pharmacy
|Student Contribution Band:
Available to level 3 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.
Musculoskeletal injury is one of the top four causes of morbidity and mortality in
the Australian population, with a much higher incidence in young men in farming, Indigenous
and rural communities. Patients frequently present to a pharmacist for advice about
sports injuries and arthritic conditions. Students will explore the role of the musculoskeletal
system in human movement and the management of common and chronic musculoskeletal
conditions. They will gain a thorough knowledge of the pathophysiology and drugs used
for treating musculoskeletal conditions, especially those conditions common in tropical
areas and Indigenous populations. They will develop the skills to educate patients
about the appropriate use and storage of the different dosage forms of the agents
used with an emphasis being placed on patient education and prevention of illness.
The use of non-pharmacological methods in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
will also be discussed.
- develop an understanding of the relevant anatomical and cellular structures and related
concepts that underpin the human musculoskeletal system;
- develop an understanding of the pathophysiology and therapeutics of disorders of the
musculoskeletal system, including the principles of rational drug use in these disorders;
- competently apply knowledge of both drug and non-drug therapies for treating musculoskeletal
conditions, including how drugs used exert their effect and the appropriate preparation
and storage of drug formulations;
- develop an understanding of education required to be given to patients with musculoskeletal
conditions and the self-care approaches to their management;
- be able to counsel and educate patients about musculoskeletal complaints including
sports injuries and medical aids.
||All level 2 BPharm subjects
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Mr David Herron
||Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Aaron Drovandi.
- 36 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
- 36 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); osce (25%); assignments (15%).
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