PC4101 - Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacy
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to level 4 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.
Students will learn the physiological and pathophysiological aspects of the reproductive
system, including obstetrics, infertility, contraception and gynaecological disorders.
The pathophysiology and management of disorders of the endocrine system, such as pancreatic,
thyroid and adrenal gland dysfunction. Students will also be taught the relationship
between the endocrine and the reproductive system and other body systems such as the
central nervous system, immunology and reproduction. The treatment and/or prevention
of these conditions in rural and remote Australia will be discussed, with particular
reference to the management of diabetes in the Indigenous population of Australia.The
student will become knowledgeable about the underlying basis for the normal function
and common dysfunctions of the endocrine system. Therapeutic interventions in the
normal function of the reproductive system will be explored. Information will be presented
in an integrated manner to allow students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes
to provide effective primary health and pharmaceutical care to the community and other
health care professionals.
- Describe the causes of dysfunction of the endocrine system and the major disease states
associated with the reproductive system;
- describe the pharmacotherapeutics associated with treatment of diseases of the endocrine
and reproductive system, their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics,
including appropriate health education and health promotion role of the pharmacist
inr elation to diseases of the endocrine and reproductive systems;
- develop an appreciation of the role of the pharmacist in monitoring, compliance, blood
glucose level monitoring, pesonal hygiene of patients, identification of symptoms,
emergency treatment, drug-drug interactions, interpretation of results, research needed;
- discuss the epidemiological transition of common diseases of the endocrine system
with particular reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations;
- develop an appreciation of the pharmacoeconomic implications of diseases and the management
thereof e.g. diabetes;
- develop an appreciation of drug use in pregnancy and lactation and develop the skills
to make recommendations about drug use in such patients.
||PC3001 AND PC3002 AND (PC3204 OR PC3015) AND CH3100 AND PC3005 AND PC3201 AND (PC3202
OR PC3102) AND (PC3205 OR PC3016)
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Mrs Sue Carson
||Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Beverley Glass, Mrs Sue Carson, Mrs Robin Warren, Dr Aaron Drovandi, <Person not found>, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Professor Zoltan Sarnyai.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 43 hours lectures
- 4 hours tutorials
- 18 hours workshops/Seminars
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (60%); other exams (25%); assignments (15%).
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