|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
Available to students enrolled in level 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Patients frequently present to pharmacists with common ailments of the gastrointestinal system and for advice about nutrition and supplements. Students will be taught the fundamentals of the pharmaceutics of liquid dosage forms and their use in therapeutics and the appropriate use of complementary, traditional and alternative medicines. The subject will also cover the formulation, manufacture, storage and transportation of sterile dosage forms, such as total parenteral nutrition and intravenous fluids and the importance of maintaining cold chain in rural areas. The relevance of metabolic processes in designing drug regimes for patients that include the appropriate use of complementary and alternative therapies will also be covered.Students will explore the pathophysiology, therapeutics and prevention of common gastrointestinal and eating disorders and the fundamentals of pharmaceutics. The nutritional status of the patient and the importance of adequate nutriton will be discussed, including the nutritional needs of infants.
|Prerequisites:||All level 1 BPharm subjects|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 23-Aug-2012|
|Coordinator:||Dr Martina Mylrea, <Person not found>|
|Lecturers:||Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mrs Gillian Knott, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, <Person not found>, Dr Murray Davies, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); other exams (25%); assignments (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.