|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
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.
|Prerequisites:||All level 2 BPharm subjects|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Mr David Herron|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Dr Aaron Drovandi, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Carol Flavell.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); osce (25%); on-course assessment (15%).|
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.