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PC3001 - ENT, Eyes and Respiratory Pharmacy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

Available to level 3 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.

Respiratory infections and eye problems are two of the most common patient presentations seen in pharmacy practice. This subject builds upon the knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics in the areas of ophthalmology, ear, nose, throat, oral and respiratory pharmacy.The student will be taught the pharmaceutics of formulations and dosage forms used in ear, nose, throat, eye, dental and respiratory conditions. An emphasis will be placed on the appropriate use of Pharmacy and Pharmacists Only medications; medical appliances; audiological conditions in indigenous populations and in the treatment and prevention of common disorders in these body systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the common clinical presentation and management of conditions of the ear, nose, throat, eye, mouth and respiratory system, especially the use of Pharmacy and Pharmacist Only medications and the use of medical devices in treating these conditions;
  • describe the pharmaceutics of pharmaceutical formulations and dosage forms used in ophthalmology and ENT conditions;
  • develop an understanding of the principles of rational drug use in the treatment of these conditions;
  • discuss the complexities of managing these conditions in rural and remote areas;
  • outline the pathophysiology and therapeutics of ophthalmological, nasal and aural conditions including audiological conditions found in indigenous communities;
  • outline the pathophysiology and therapeutics of respiratory conditions, including upper respiratory tract infections, acute and chronic conditions and preventative strategies.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: All level 2 BPharm subjects
PP2231 and PP3251 and PP3252


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mrs Gillian Knott, Dr John Smithson.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); objective-subjective clinical exam (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.