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PC5517 - Advanced Clinical Pharmaceutics

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Clinical Pharmaceutics is a developing specialty, providing the pharmacist and other healthcare professions with the knowledge to aid the basic understanding of pharmaceutics in determining or modifying the clinical outcomes for patients. Advanced Clinical Pharmaceutics will build on the knowledge and experience gained in Clinical Pharmaceutics in the physicochemical characteristics of drugs that inform the pharmacist as to whether it is safe to modify or repackage certain dosage forms or drug products. In addition to some basic formulation skills gained in clinical pharmaceutics, this advanced subject will explore specialised paediatric and geriatric formulations, issues associated with generic medicines and future delivery systems for modern therapeutics. Throughout this subject consideration will be given to the role of pharmacists in advancing the provision of safe and effective medicines, in whatever environment they may practice, whether that is in community pharmacy, specialised hospital pharmacy or in rural and remote practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a mastery and understanding of a body of theoretical knowledge relating to all areas of Clinical Pharmaceutics;
  • demonstrate the impact of various aspects of formulations and how this affects the modifications of dosage forms and their repackaging;
  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the issues associated with special formulations for paediatric and geriatric patients;
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and/or adapt, construct and develop strategies and guidelines to promote and optimize the delivery of modified or repackaged drug products which are safe and effective;
  • demonstrate an ability to interpret and accurately and appropriately communicate and disseminate information on modified delivery of drugs to address the needs of the complex patient as part of modern therapeutics.

Subject Assessment

    Prerequisites: PC5511

    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.